The John J. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford will hold its next “Second Saturday Stars” program Aug. 12 from 8 to 10 p.m.

The program, “Solar Eclipses and The Great American Eclipse of 2017,” will take place at the observatory located behind New Milford High School on Route 7 South.

The focus will be eclipses, especially since an eclipse will be visible in this area Aug. 21.

The program will address facts about eclipses and viewing safety.

For more information, visit www.mccarthyobservatory.org.