Calusa Nature Center hosts more than 500 for eclipse

Posted at 7:40 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 19:41:47-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- More than 500 people gathered at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers for Monday's great solar eclipse.

A partial eclipse could be seen in Southwest Florida.  President of the Board, Dr. Bill Hammond, said it was exciting to see so many people, especially kids, so enthusiastic about science. "Anybody can look at that video on TV tonight when you see reproductions of it, but you won't feel it," he said. "You'll feel the temperature, you'll never forget the change in light, those things go deep into your senses, and that's what real science is about."