April 2024 Solar Eclipse Viewing Event (CalTech)

Mon Apr 8, 2024
10:00am to 12:00pm PT
Age: All ages
Price: Free

A total solar eclipse passes over North America the morning of Monday, April 8 2024. In our neck of the woods, it appears as a partial solar eclipse, where the shadow of the moon covers a little under 50% of the Sun over the course of 2 hours.

CalTech is hosting a solar telescope viewing event at Cahill Astronomy and Astrophysics Building and the adjacent space. The event features solar telescopes,  free eclipse glasses (as supplies last), and astrophysicists on hand to help everyone get the most out of this rare experience.

This free event open to everyone (including children)!

Astronomers and volunteers are present to guide everyone through the eclipse and answer questions about the Sun, eclipse, and astronomy. This is a free event open to everyone. No reservations are needed. Partial eclipse lasts about 2 hours; guests may attend for however long they wish.

DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION.  The NASA website has information on viewing the eclipse safely.   



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