Westport Astronomical Society hosts special eclipse viewing at the Westport Library

Hundreds of people gathered at the Levitt Pavilion outside the Westport Library on Monday afternoon for a special viewing of the solar eclipse.

Justin DeVellis and Larry Epstein

Apr 8, 2024, 11:12 AM

Updated 39 days ago

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Hundreds of people gathered at the Levitt Pavilion outside the Westport Library on Monday afternoon for a special viewing of the solar eclipse.
The Westport Observatory and Westport Library teamed up to host the gathering.
Volunteers from the Westport Astronomical Society brought their telescopes for people to look through, and they also handed out eclipse glasses to people who needed them.
"This telescope is set up with a different solar filter so we can look directly at the sun, see sun spots, and see the moon looking directly in front," says Jeff Cronin, from the society.
The society says it will be more than 50 years until the next solar eclipse of this magnitude is visible in our area.


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