Spectacular Solar Eclipse Draws Thousands to Perot Museum

The Perot Museum hosted a viewing party for the annular eclipse, offering STEM activities and guidance from science educators, according to an NBCDFW article. They say, 

“North Texas will get a celestial show on Saturday. An annular eclipse of the sun will start at 10:25 a.m. and take about 3-hours to complete.

“I think there are things that are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities,” Perot Museum CEO Linda Silver said.

The Perot Museum will host a view party, with science educators on hand to guide visitors, and STEM activities for children.”

The Perot Museum distributed tens of thousands of glasses across North Texas. CEO Linda Silver emphasizes the event’s potential to spark curiosity in science, according to a Dallas Morning News article which reports,

“Silver said the museum distributed tens of thousands of glasses across North Texas ahead of the eclipse — including at Klyde Warren Park on Saturday — to give people the opportunity to watch safely.

“Experiencing an eclipse in live time is a very rare opportunity; it’s such a rare occurrence,” Silver said. “For me, it’s all about hooking people on not just science, but curiosity, and those things make you think about the world beyond your day-to-day life.””

The Perot Museum also held a similar solar eclipse viewing in 2017. They anticipated the event to be a celebration of science, aiming to inspire young minds towards astronomy.