Science On a Sphere: Solar Eclipses Explained

by  Science Central

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A solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024 – and Science Central will be near the path of totality! Will you?

Using Science On a Sphere, our educators will lead your students through the science, cultural and historical impact, and how to stay safe during the natural phenomena. 

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computer and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe.

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By Request: $135.00
By Request Premium: $100.00


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

No Maximum

Primary Disciplines

Culture, Sciences, Social Studies/History, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Science Central

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

Science Central is a non-profit focused on STEM based learning. We provide hands-on programming in an exciting mix of demonstrations and labs beamed directly to your location!

We opened on November 5, 1995 and are located in a renovated Light and Power Plant. We are the only regional science and technology center in Northeast Indiana. We are also the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana.

We are open throughout the whole year and are able to provide programming during the school year as well as during the summer.

Sarah Vise
2604242400 ext 418

Program Details


1. Intro and Explanation of Science On a Sphere
2. Basic Motions of the Sky
3. Historical and Cultural Impact
4. The Science and Math Of Eclipses
5. Types of Eclipses
6. What to Expect and How to Stay Safe


- The position of the Sun, Moon, and Earth determine an eclipse.
- There are many different types of eclipses.
- North America will experience an eclipse in 2024.
- Observing an eclipse can be dangerous.