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CLEclipse: A Buckeye Countdown to the Solar Eclipse Event

Join us to learn about this once-in-a-lifetime experience

Rendering of a solar eclipse with text reading 4.8.24
Mar 7, 2024
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

Event description

Gather with fellow Buckeyes and members of the Cleveland community and surrounding areas to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the 2024 solar eclipse!

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History will host us in their newly renovated Visitor Hall. Our program will feature David Horn, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Wayne Schlingman, professor of astronomy and Ohio State planetarium director, and AJ Peiffer, OD’16, MS’18, who will discuss eye safety, what to expect during the eclipse and the science behind what you will experience in the path of totality on April 8.

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, planetarium shows about eclipses and the opportunity to connect with your Ohio State community before and after the lecture.


  • $5 (includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages)


Please register no later than Friday, March 1. Register online or by calling 800-762-5646.

Event schedule

  • 6–7 p.m. ET: Reception, networking and optional planetarium shows
  • 7–8 p.m. ET: Welcome remarks, lecture and moderated discussion*
  • 8–9 p.m. ET: Continued reception, networking and optional planetarium shows

*For those not attending the lecture, additional planetarium shows are available.


Additional questions

Please contact The Ohio State University Alumni Association at or 800-762-5646.