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Monday, August 21, 2017

Gallery: Westport Views the Eclipse


Scenes in Westport today as hundreds gathered at the Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane and elsewhere to view the partial eclipse. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

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Longshore Eclipse Watching

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With eclipse glasses and beer in hand, guests today viewed the partial eclipse from the lawn of the Inn at Longshore. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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View From Atop Observatory

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A view of the eclipse viewing crowd today from atop Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Long Lines for Eclipse Viewing

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There were long lines today at the Westport Astronomical Society’s Rolnick Observatory for a chance to view the eclipse through telescopes set up by the group’s members. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Joining in the Viewing

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe was among those viewing the eclipse today at the Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Party Atmosphere for Westport Eclipse Watching

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There was a party atmosphere today at Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane as hundreds of persons turned out for eclipse viewing. Bayberry Lane and adjoining streets were jammed with parked cars as people made their way to the observatory behind the Westport-Weston Health District office. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sky Watching for the Eclipse

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Hundreds of persons descended on Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane today for a glimpse of the eclipse. Among them were Aiden Schachter (back), 11, Logan Penske (l), 8, and Rebecca Schachter, 8. Though Westporters were not able to view the total solar eclipse, they were able to to see about a 70 percent one. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Hundreds Descend on Observatory for Eclipse Viewing

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Hundreds of persons today descended on Westport Astronomical Society’s Rolnick Observatory to view the eclipse. “We never expected crowds like this,” said Mark Cooper, director of the Westport-Weston Health District, which sits just below the observatory. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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‘This is Very Exciting’

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Denise McNicholas of Westport views some sunspots through a telescope at the Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane as hundreds gathered for eclipse viewing. “This is very exciting,” she said.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Observing at the Observatory

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The grounds of the Rolnick Observatory on Westport’s Bayberry Lane, home to the Westport Astronomical Society, were jammed today as hundreds turned out to view the eclipse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com photo

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Making Adjustments

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Evan Tilley of Fairfield adjusts his telescope today at Westport’s Rolnick Observatory as crowds line up for a peek of the eclipse. Westport experienced about a 70 percent view of the eclipse, which was seen in totality over a broad path from Oregon to South Carolina. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Eclipse Traffic Jam

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Westport’s Bayberry Lane and side streets were jammed with cars today as hundreds made their way to the Rolnick Observatory for eclipse viewing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Main Street Retailers Remind It’s Tax-Free Week

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Athleta, 107 Main St., was among Westport Main Street retailers reminding shoppers today that this is tax-free week in Connecticut. The 17th annual tax holiday began Sunday and runs through Saturday. Most clothing and footwear priced under $100 is exempt from Connecticut’s sales tax of 6.35 percent. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Eclipse Birthday Party

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Guests at a Compo Beach birthday celebration Sunday for Westporter Tom O’Connell posed in eclipse glasses. Explained wife Kathleen: “His birthday actually falls on eclipse Monday so I gave out eclipse glasses to our friends as favors. We asked someone to take the photo for us and lo and behold, it was Jim Marpe.” The Westport Astronomical Society, 182 Bayberry Lane, will host an eclipse viewing event beginning at 1:15 p.m. today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jim Marpe for WestportNow.com

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - Partial Solar Eclipse


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10:30 a.m. - Westport Senor Center - Safeguarding Your Vision: Macular Degeneration
1 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Historic District Commission Work Session
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society (182 Bayberry Lane) - Observe the solar eclipse (if the skies are clear)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Westport Library - “Bravo & Thank You, Miggs!” Party
7 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Music Memoir by Charlie Karp

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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