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Thronateeska preps for the solar eclipse

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The countdown is ticking down to the 21st of August, a day when the majority of the country will stop and stare up at the sun-- to see what many are calling a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Organizers at the Thronateeska Science Museum say they're planning the whole month around the event. 

This weekend they're hosting a 'Science Saturday' that will focus on what the eclipse is and why they're so rare.  It's from 11 a.m. until noon and costs $3.50 for non-members.

On August 19th, they're helping community members make viewing boxes to protect their eyesight during the eclipse.

"It's not every day that you get to see even a partial eclipse from our location," said Hannah Beth Bembree, Program Director. "This solar eclipse is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you do not want to miss out on, and you also want to be really prepared for it."

Thronateeska is also having a viewing party on the 21st, and everyone is invited to come out. 

If it is cloudy or raining, the eclipse will be live streamed in the Planetarium.

But weather permitting, the group will watch the eclipse by the river.

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