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August to be 'Solar Eclipse Celebration Month' at Thronateeska

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The Wetherbee Planetarium and the Thronateeska Heritage Museum officials said throughout the entire month of August they will celebrate the solar eclipse.

On August 21, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., a total solar eclipse will be experienced in South Georgia.  

Thronateeska will dedicate the entire month to the eclipse, and preparing South Georgians to view it.  

It will present science Saturdays leading up to the eclipse, and hold a viewing party on the day of the event.

"This will be the first one to sweep across the entire continental United States since 1919. So scientists and citizen scientists are kind of freaked out about it a little. It's going to be really cool and really interesting," explained Thronateeska Heritage Center Program Manager Hannah Hembree.

Thronateeska officials are urging South Georgians to take the time to view the total continental United States solar eclipse as a once in a lifetime event.

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