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Lunar Eclipse Star Party in Daytona Beach


Embry-Riddle Observatories
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd Daytona Beach
January 20, 2019

Join us for the evening as we observe the 1st total lunar eclipse in Central Florida since 2015! This will not occur again until 2022! The eclipse begins at 9:36pm with totality lasting from 11:41pm-12:43am.

This event is free and open to the general public of all ages. Please dress in warm clothing and feel free to bring blankets or outdoor chairs. We will also be showing an outdoor movie beginning at 8:00pm from the Union Lawn.

We will be setting up some telescopes and binoculars to view the Moon and other night sky objects from the grass around the Connolly Quad. Please note that the observatory itself will not be open to the public during the event.

Since this is a star party everyone is welcome to bring their own telescopes, binoculars, and cameras! We will have space for you to setup your gear for your own viewing pleasure, or to share the view with others. Setup for the public may begin as early as 5:30pm and should complete by 8:00pm. Our volunteers can help you learn how to use your telescope if it is new to you! Electrical power will be limited and is not guaranteed.

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2019 Manatee Festival in Orange City


Looking for a fun family activity in the post-holiday weeks? Mark your calendars for the 34th annual Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival, an always-popular local event taking place January 26 -27, 2019 in Valentine Park.

There’s so much to do at this jam-packed fest—live entertainment, manatee viewing, an eclectic arts & crafts show, And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In the kid’s areas, there are crafts, face painting, sand sculpting and walk-on-water balls, a festival favorite. Kids will also love the jumpy house and variety of children’s games.

If adults are craving a thrill, there’s bungee jumping, rock wall climbing, and other games.

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