The Great American Eclipse

Image of a partial solar eclipse courtesy of NASA.

Monday August 21, 1 to 4 pm

Due to tremendous demand we are out of free viewing glasses. We will be restocked for the eclipse.

Join us for a very special astronomy program as the shadow of the moon passes across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. While Western New York will only see a partial eclipse — roughly 75% of the full effect — we’re really excited about this rare event.

We’ll have extra telescopes on site, fun hands-on astronomy activities for all ages, and solar viewing glasses for the first 1,000 guests! Admission will be FREE for members and $4 for the public. No preregistration needed.

Penn Dixie is one of the sites hosting a public viewing for this event. For a full listing of viewing locations, safety information, and the science behind the eclipse, check out Buffalo’s Guide to the 2017 Great American Eclipse. Other viewing locations include:

This astronomy program is supported by a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY, Erie County Cultural Funding, the Town of Hamburg, and NASA’s Museum Alliance.