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Solar Eclipse 2024

Get ready for an amazing celestial event this April!

A total solar eclipse is approaching our area on April 8, 2024, and during the event the moon will cover over 97% of the sun in our sky. miSci will be holding special programs, classes, and training for everyone in the capital region to get ready and view this once-in-a-lifetime event safely!

For more information please contact us at education@misci.org

miSci Eclipse Ambassador Workshop – Click Here to Register

Engage your students in the wonder of this rare and beautiful event! Join’s miSci’s Astronomy Educator and Planetarium Manager, Kerry Lewis, as she offers a workshop for teachers complete with lessons and resources to use in your K-12 classroom.

Topics introduced in this program will include:

  • Eclipse Fundamentals: The science of how eclipses work
  • History of Eclipse Viewing
  • Hands-on eclipse activities to do with your students
  • Resources to deepen learning and engagement with the eclipse
  • How to safely view an eclipse
  • Next Generation STEM Standard-based content

Registered participants will have access to a set of digital resources after the close of the workshop and be eligible for 10% off the purchase of 2024 Eclipse Viewing glasses through miSci. Digital resources include:

  • Activity Videos
  • Activity Guides
  • miSci 2024 in the Sky Sheet
  • Fact Sheet / Summary of Information
  • Copy of Training Slides
  • Recording of Class

This workshop will be delivered live and synchronous with opportunities for participant feedback and engagement. This workshop is intended for K-12 classroom teachers, with most activities applicable for up to grade 8.

This 1-Session class will be offered on the following dates:
Wednesday, February 28, 3 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 9 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, March 20, 3 – 5 p.m.

Price: $60
6-person minimum per class, 18-person maximum per class

Eclipse Enthusiast Class – Click Here to Register

Would you like to learn more about this awe-inspiring event? Join’s miSci’s Astronomy Educator and Planetarium Manager, Kerry Lewis, as she offers a planetarium experience and workshop for community members to include:

  • Eclipse fundamentals- the science of how eclipses work
  • A concise history of eclipse viewing
  • How and where to safely view the eclipse

Join Kerry to get your burning eclipse questions answered and be prepared for this once in a lifetime event!

1-session class
Wednesday, February 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Price: $30
6-person minimum class, 25 person maximum