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Apr. 8 | 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Text: 2024 Eclipse in Vermont. Vermont Public Logo. Graphic of moon phases over a black background.
Laura Nakasaka
Vermont Public

Monday, April 8, 2024
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury

Part of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium's Sun+Moon+YOU event.

Click here to reserve your free event tickets.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. See the sun’s corona while you stand in the shadow of the moon during this incredible celestial event. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

The eclipse will occur between 3:20-3:30 p.m. with the totality estimated at 3:29 p.m. Join us outside of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium for family-friendly activities beginning at noon:

  • Create eclipse chalk art.
  • Free solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last).
  • Meet and greet and photo opportunity with Jane Lindholm, host and executive producer of But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids from 1-1:30 p.m. and again from 4 - 4:30 p.m.
  • From 3-4 p.m. join the audience of our live broadcast with But Why host and executive producer, Jane Lindholm and astronomy expert Mark Breen from the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. They will guide us through the total solar eclipse and share commentary drawing on history, science, and the astonishing experience of being in the path of totality!
  • The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is offering a limited number of tickets for their planetarium presentations that are available for advance purchase. They are also reserving tickets for every planetarium show that can be purchased at the door on April 8th. Click here to purchase planetarium tickets

Click here to reserve your free event tickets.

Made possible with support from Vermont Construction Company and Norwich Solar.

Amy grew up loving PBS and she began her public media career as a camera operator at WKAR Public Media in Lansing, MI. After college she held positions in production and fundraising at Detroit Public TV, Connecticut Public and GBH in Boston. After a break to pursue dreams of working in agriculture Amy moved to Vermont in June 2019 to manage events for Vermont Public. When Amy is not communicating with the Vermont Public audience you can find her gardening, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing and enjoying the bounty of Vermont’s farmers.
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