We are excited to let you know about upcoming opportunities for viewing two spectacular eclipses. 2024 in particular is the last annular eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. for another two decades!
Through generous support from our funders (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; NASA), the Space Science Institute will provide 5 million solar viewing glasses, in-person training workshops, kits, print resources and more to over 10,000 public libraries and state library agencies across the United States and U.S. territories for these events. For details, see education projects by SSI's National Center for Interactive Learning below.
Oct 14, 2023
Annular Solar Eclipse
This eclipse will be a partial eclipse for most of North America. But on a narrow path from Oregon to Texas and further south, an annular (ring of fire) eclipse will be visible.
Apr 8, 2024
Total Solar Eclipse
This eclipse will be a partial eclipse for most of North America. But on a narrow path from Western Mexico to Eastern Canada, a spectacular total eclipse will be visible.
For individuals who want to view the eclipse safely, an astronomer friend of SSI has invented "Solar Snap" which provides safe eclipse watching glasses for people, filters for their phones, and an app that makes it easy to take photos of the eclipse (see examples below). If you access these materials using this link: https://www.eclipseglasses.com, a significant portion of every purchase will go to support Space Science Institute.
We encourage you to spread the word widely about the eclipses, and to view them safely!