How to Throw a Solar Eclipse Party
by Emma Bailey • February 22, 2016
Step 1: Send out an invite for August 21, 2017.
Step 2: Set the stage for your eclipse party.
Think moon pies, sun-dried goodies, and astronomy-themed decor. We're leaving this one open-ended for the Pinterest-lovers out there.
Step 3: Make your playlist.
Here's a few to get you started:
- Moon Shadow, Cat Stevens
- Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler
- Eclipse, Pink Floyd
- Ain't No Sunshine, Bill Withers
- Moon Dance, Van Morrison
Step 4: Set up the live stream for viewing.
Here are some ways to hook up your TV to stream from your computer or mobile device:
- Connect your computer directly to the TV via HDMI cable
- Connect your computer to an LCD projector
- Use AirPlay to screen-share your web browser from a computer or iOS device to Apple TV
- Use Google Chromecast to screen-share your web browser from a computer or Android device
- Use a WiFi mirroring app with a Set-top box, Smart TV, or Smart DVD player to screen-share your web browser
Live broadcast will stream here: www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse
Step 5: Wow your friends with your solar eclipse knowledge.
Here's a breakdown of What to See During an Eclipse!
Step 6: Celebrate and mark your calendars for the next Total Solar Eclipse, which will cross South America on July 2, 2019.
In the meantime, get your solar eclipse fix at www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse.