OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Even though the Bay Area is not in the Solar Eclipse's Path of Totality, there is a great place to watch it close by.
The Chabot Space and Science Center in the East Bay Hills is hosting an event to celebrate and watch the eclipse on August 21.
The Oakland center has history rooted in a love of astronomy by those who have chased the eclipse for years.
The view from the Bay Area will only be a partial view, but Ben Buress, staff Astronomer at the center, says it will still be a sight to see.
Observers will be able to watch the Eclipse through Chabot's 100-year-old 8 inch telescope, named Leah.
The Eclipse is on Monday, August 21st. If you don't have a safe way to watch it, our live coverage begins at 9 a.m. on KTVU.