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:
- Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Central Branch
- Buffalo Museum of Science
- Calvin E. Krueger Park in Wilson, 350 Ontario Street (Route 18), Village of Wilson
- Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College
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.