We still have boats available for a 10 am sail Monday, August 21st, the perfect time to catch the 60% eclipse that will be visible here in San Diego, but if you’re not going to be hitting the water to enjoy the once in a lifetime view, consider checking out a Sky Party, hosted by some one San Diego’s public libraries.


The Sky Parties will be preceded by free preparatory workshops held Saturday, August 19th, and will feature oceanography scientists who will teach families about the science behind a solar eclipse, give directions on how to safely enjoy the eclipse, and help participants build pinhole cameras for successful eclipse viewing. Workshops will be held at the following times and libraries:


  • Logan Heights Library from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Serra Mesa – Kearny Mesa Library from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tierrasanta Library from 10 a.m to noon
  • Mira Mesa Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Rancho Peñasquitos Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Sky parties will kick off on the 21st at 9:45 am, and attendees will be provided with eclipse viewing glasses and pinhole cameras. These parties are also free, and will be hosted at these libraries:


  • Allied Gardens-Benjamin Library
  • Balboa Library
  • Carmel Valley Library
  • College-Rolando Library
  • Kensington-Normal Heights Library
  • La Jolla-Riford Library
  • Linda Vista Library
  • Mira Mesa Library
  • North Clairemont Library
  • North Park Library
  • Oak Park Library
  • Ocean Beach Library
  • Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
  • Pacific Beach Library
  • Paradise Hills Library
  • Point Loma Library
  • Rancho Bernardo Library
  • San Ysidro Library
  • Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
  • Tierrasanta Library


Finally, in addition to the Sky Parties, five libraries will host livestream events that feature expert astronomers, eclipse commentary, and a livestream of the eclipse as seen through multiple telescopes. The livestreams will be located at:

  • San Diego Central Library
  • Logan Heights Library
  • Rancho Peñasquitos Library
  • University Community Library
  • North University Community Library


Whatever you do to celebrate the eclipse, be sure to join in on the unique viewing opportunity that has been nicknamed the “Great American Eclipse” here in beautiful San Diego.

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