For those of us who are not so lucky to be able to travel to locations where one can watch the total solar eclipse to be clearly seen in 12 provinces in Indonesia - from Palembang to Belitung, Pontianak, Balikpapan, Poso, Palu and Ternate, there is another option to watch the partial eclipse in Jakarta, namely through the telescopes of the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory.
Through its press release, the Jakarta Planetarium has announced that the Planetarium will be open to interested public from 04.30 am on Wednesday 9 March 2016 for the following:
1. Observation and coverage of the Partial Solar Eclipse as seen in Jakarta through 6 (six) brand new telescopes of the Planetarium and Observatory at Taman Ismail Marzuki
2. "Live streaming" of the total eclipse of the eclipse in Indonesia which can be followed by the public in the Lobby of the Planetarium.
3. Meanwhile, 4 members of the Planetarium will be observing the eclipse in Palu, Central Sulawesi.
The Lobby of the Planetarium will be open from 04.30am to 06.0am West Indonesia Time, where promotional materials (limited to the first 600 persons) will be distributed along with special spectacles to watch the eclipse.
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