The next solar eclipse cutting through the United States will happen on April, 8 2024. You are invited to visit the Forestview Planetarium to learn about what causes eclipses, the different kinds of eclipses, the path of the 2024 eclipse, and about the equipment and viewing techniques that make this a once in a lifetime event for many people. We will also be watching the fulldome show "Totality" which was produced by Rice University specifically for this event. Click the link below to sign up for the show.
How Can I View An Eclipse?
We will talk about equipment and techniques for viewing an eclipse. Sun Spotters, Telescopes, Pin Hole viewers, and Solar Shades will be discussed and explained to allow for safe eclipse viewin.
What Will I See?
Depending on your location, a solar eclipse will look different. We will talk about what people will see and experience in the path of totality versus a partial eclipse.
Where Can I View The Eclipse?
This eclipse is a big one because of the number of large cities that are in it's path. We will look at the time and location of the eclipse and where it might best be viewed from.