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The Colony Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in The Colony, Texas

April 8, 2024

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Witness history in the making and a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence at The Colony's Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event. Hosted by the City of The Colony, this FREE family-friendly watch party will take place at Stewart Creek Park on Monday, April 8, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.




Engaging Activities for All Agesthe colony public library

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Stewart Creek Park and Lewisville Lake, The Colony’s eclipse event offers a prime location to watch the total solar eclipse. From the moment you arrive, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of excitement and discovery. An interactive event passport will guide families through stations that include themed-crafts, multiple viewing stations, expert talks, and more! Engage your creativity, challenge your friends and family to yard games, and satisfy your taste buds with delicious offerings from Chick-fil-A, Raising Cane’s, and Rock & Brews. Show up early to secure complimentary solar glasses while supplies last!

Expert Insight and Education

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Enhance your eclipse experience with valuable insights from cosmic experts. Hear from astrophysicist Drew Blankstein, PhD about the science behind the eclipse, learn fascinating facts about our solar system, and gain a deeper understanding of the celestial mechanics at play. As you explore the multiple viewing stations, knowledgeable volunteers and NASA Solar System Ambassadors will be on hand to assist with solar telescope viewing, answer questions, and provide educational resources, ensuring a memorable and enriching experience for attendees of all ages.

What To Expect in Totality


During the eclipse, The Colony will be treated to nearly three minutes of totality from 1:41 to 1:44 PM, a breathtaking phenomenon where the moon completely obscures the sun. This is the only opportunity to safely view the eclipse without solar glasses. Total eclipses are rare, making this event a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. The last total solar eclipse visible in North Texas was in July 1878.   The next total solar eclipse in North Texas won't happen for another 100 years, making this upcoming event an extraordinary opportunity for locals and visitors alike.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience

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Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or simply curious about the wonders of the universe, The Colony's Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event promises an unforgettable experience for all. Gather your friends and family at Stewart Creek Park on April 8 for an event that will inspire wonder and awe. Let's come together to celebrate the beauty of nature and create lasting memories under the rare total eclipse over North Texas.


Safety First

Everyone is encouraged to marvel at the eclipse, but safety is the top priority. Looking directly at the sun without proper eye protection can cause serious harm, so please adhere to safety guidelines and visit NASA’s website for essential tips on viewing the eclipse safely.

The Colony welcomes you on April 8 for an afternoon of wonder, excitement, and celestial beauty.

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