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Totality in Tupper with the Adirondack Sky Center


Tupper Lake, NY is in the heart of totality for the April 8, Total Solar Eclipse with a whopping 3 minutes and 35 seconds of totality. It is “Eclipse Central” for those wanting to experience a festival-like environment before, during, and after the eclipse.

The Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory has numerous family-oriented activities planned, and has partnered with the entire community to provide a fun, informative, engaging, and safe experience for all visitors.  A 36’ mega-screen will provide numerous multimedia experiences throughout the weekend.  Music, food, and entertainment will be provided for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event.

Below are just some of the activities and events currently being planned by the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory. Check back for updates and additions to the schedule as other organizations' plans are made. Modification of the overall schedule may occur as more events are finalized.

Sunday, April 7th

  • 10:00 a.m. (Activity) Modeling Meaningful Eclipses
  • 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. (Instruction) Solar Imaging
  • 11:00 a.m. (Activity) Making Cereal Box Viewers
  • 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (Activity) Making Shadows
  • 4:00 p.m. (Activity) PI in the Sky
  • 7:00 p.m. (Activity) Measuring Solar Energy During an Eclipse
  • 7:00 p.m. (Entertainment) Live Music in the Park

Monday, April 8th

  • 9:00 a.m. (Activity) PI in the Sky
  • 10:00 a.m. (Activity) How Can the Little Moon Hide the Giant Sun?
  • 10:00 a.m. (Activity) Exploring Earth:  Bear’s Shadow
  • 10:00 a.m. (Instruction) Solar Imaging
  • 11:00 a.m. (Activity) Beach Ball Demonstration
  • 11:00 a.m. Guest Speaker
  • 12:00 p.m. (Activity) Cereal Box Viewers
  • 1:00 p.m. (Demonstration) Measuring the Effects of an Eclipse on the Ionosphere
  • During the Eclipse:
    • 36’ Screen broadcast of NASA’s live stream as the eclipse passes through Kerrville, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio on its way to Tupper Lake. (The Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory is being considered as a 4th site for NASA’s live stream broadcast.)
  • 7:00 p.m. (Entertainment) Music in the Park

The Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory
  • 178 Big Wolf Road
  • Tupper Lake, NY 12986