Unless you’ve been avoiding radio, the Internet, and television news the last few weeks, you know that this Monday, August 21, is when the Great American Solar Eclipse will give us a celestial thrill, the likes of which haven't been seen in the U.S. since 1979.

If you’re into getting the best views of natural phenomena that may or may not be a sign of the End of Days, here are some of the places holding a viewing event around town.



• El Paso Community College Trans Mountain campus at 9570 Gateway North is having a meet-up at the East parking lot off of Kenworthy Drive between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The college will setup telescopes to observe and project the eclipse. A live NASA feed from around the U.S. and the International Space Station will also be made available.

City Library

• The Armijo, Doris Van Doren and José Cisneros library branches will have a limited number of eclipse glasses available free. Only those three locations have them and only on Monday, while supplies last. Each library will have various events leading up to the the eclipse viewing at 11:30 a.m.

Hueco Tanks

• If you're the rugged, outdoorsy type, you can travel up the road to the Hueco Tanks Solar Eclipse Viewing event and peep the eclipse through a Solar Viewing telescope from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hueco Tanks Rangers will also have eclipse glasses available for viewing. The state park is located 32 miles northeast of El Paso.

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