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SOL (Partial Eclipse 2023)

On Saturday, October 14th, 2023 the moon will glide in front of the disk of the Sun covering a major portion of the Sun's disk. This celestial event requires special solar filters to observe safely, one should NEVER try to observe the sun without proper equipment. 

Welcome to SOL (Solar Observing Lab), this special event provides a unique opportunity to get an up-close look at a wide range of today's modern solar equipment. From eclipse glasses to advanced Hydrogen-alpha filters SOL will provide an experience like no other. This is your chance explore a variety of solar equipment in one spot, in hopes, you will leave a with a better understanding of safe solar observing habits and maybe an idea on how you would like to purse solar astronomy. 

Throughout the morning telescopes will be available for viewing outside the sun (weather permitting). We will have a collection of experienced astronomers on site showcasing their equipment as well as answering questions. For information about SOL please see below for locations, times and other information. You can also find all the event information on the SOL Event PDF: LINK

General Information

Event Information:


General admission to the Earth & Space Expedition Center is as follows:

  • Adult: $10

  • Child: $8

  • Children under 5 years old: FREE

  • Paradise Valley Students (with ID): FREE

  • Paradise Valley Teacher (with ID): FREE

Purchase Tickets: LINK

There is no additional fee for the SOL event, only the general admission to the center applies. All admission goes directly to the supporting the Earth & Space Expedition Center and allowing them to continue the outreach efforts across the Valley. 

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