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Countdown to Totality

  • Dates: April 8, 2024
  • Location: Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
  • Address: 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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A rare total solar eclipse will be visible throughout Western New York on April 8, 2024, and Buffalo State University’s Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium is kicking off a yearlong celebration.

The planetarium will host “Countdown to Totality” during an open house on Saturday, April 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Science and Mathematics Complex atrium outside the planetarium.

This free public event will show participants what happens during a total solar eclipse and will include presentations from people who have witnessed them. Attendees can also participate in activities that simulate an eclipse and learn how to safely view a solar eclipse.