At approximately 11:54 a.m. on Monday, the solar eclipse will begin in Chicago.
There are a few places around town hosting events, but every space enthusiasts favorite place, the Alder Planetarium, is inviting all of Chicago to come geek and blackout together.
The planetarium is asking Chicagoans to “share this spectacular celestial experience together as a community,” as they host Chicago’s biggest eclipse block party, according to social media, dubbed “Chicago’s Eclipse Fest.”
Scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., featuring music, science games, food trucks, free eclipse glasses and more, the Great American eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event you won’t want to miss.
Information on transportation to the planetarium and a complete lineup of events can be found online.
The event is free and open to the public.