ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If you've got a clear shot of the sun, you can take part in viewing the solar eclipse no matter where you are in Tampa Bay.
There also are several watch parties planned Monday, Aug. 21 to safely look up at the sun and share the excitement.
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Museum staff will have solar filters on telescopes from 1-3:30 p.m.
Viewing party scheduled from 1:15-4 p.m. Eclipse viewers and telescopes with solar filters will be in the "quad" area of the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus.
Beach Bar and Restaurant hosts a party with drink specials, swag and more. First 200 people receive special sunglasses.
Free solar viewing glasses for the first 200 people in attendance, with the watch party from 1-4 p.m. DYI pin-hole projectors will be on hand, but guests are encouraged to bring a box from home because of a limited supply.
Event held from 1-4:30 p.m. at the 78th Street location, community room.
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