CLEclipse: A Buckeye Countdown to the Solar Eclipse Event
Join us to learn about this once-in-a-lifetime experience
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)
- 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.
The sun, the Earth and the moon will align so that the moon blocks out the full disc of the sun, casting darkness along a path (the “path of totality”). Cleveland will be in the path of totality.
Yes, free parking will be provided onsite.
Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options will be provided.
The primary audience for this event is young adults and above.
Space in the planetarium is limited and not guaranteed for all guests. Shows will run in the hour before and the hour after the lecture, as well during the lecture. Seats in the planetarium will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.