Eclipse 101, Viewing Events, Glasses and Parties

BY  |  Friday, Aug 18, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (7)

Excited about Eclipse 2017? Where will you be on Monday, August 21, 2017 and what will you be doing for the eclipse? NASA’s site dedicated to the event has suggestions for safe eclipse viewing, eclipse parties, activities, and experiments you can do.

Montclair Libray offers a safe, indoor viewing of the Solar Eclipse livestream from 1 to 5 p.m. (Drop in any time to view)

The Newark Museum is hosting a free eclipse viewing event (Monday, August 21, from 1 to 4 pm.) in its Horizon Plaza. Guests will be able to watch the partial eclipse from the outdoor Plaza and we will be providing free pinhole cameras, created with NSA guidelines. Guests of all ages are welcome, and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the eclipse and explain why it is so special. This is the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse will pass over the United States. Guests can also watch the NASA livestream of the total eclipse.

Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell is hosting a Solar Eclipse party at lunch with FREE solar Eclipse glasses (while supplies last), $3.50 Southern Tier Lemon Drop Sun Drafts and other drink specials and a featured Solar Eclipse Burger.

Montclair TV34 will broadcast the total solar eclipse stream from Middle State Tennessee University (MTSU) on Monday, August 21.

The solar eclipse program will run on Montclair TV34 (Comcast and FiOS channel 34) on Monday, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. It will also be available online at

The program will include three 10-minute segments from members of the MTSU Physics and Astronomy faculty:

Segment 1 — Ron Henderson (Eclipse Geometry)

Segment 2 — Chuck Higgins (Eclipse Path & Safety)

Segment 3 — John Wallin (Info on what you’ll see)

Still looking for eclipse-safe viewing glasses? Testa Opticians in Upper Montclair and Unique Photo in Fairfield still has them as of press time.

Hosting a cool eclipse event? Write us at [email protected] and we will add!


  1. POSTED BY silverleaf  |  August 18, 2017 @ 11:05 am

    I’ll be flying my Learjet up to Nova Scotia.

  2. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  August 18, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

    great post silverleaf – and, if it was a Norman Lear jet, you could keep it all in the family.

  3. POSTED BY silverleaf  |  August 18, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

    Touche’ STQ. Clouds in my coffee withstanding.

  4. POSTED BY montclairbrian  |  August 21, 2017 @ 9:43 pm

    some people are so vain.

  5. POSTED BY silverleaf  |  August 22, 2017 @ 10:15 am

    On my way to Saratoga now to claim my winnings.

  6. POSTED BY montclairbrian  |  August 23, 2017 @ 10:39 am

    I heard it’s chilly there, don’t forget your apricot scarf.

  7. POSTED BY silverleaf  |  August 23, 2017 @ 12:44 pm

    I’ll remember to do that. Taking my strategically dipped hat also.

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