Great North American Solar Eclipse
Celebrate the 2024 Eclipse in Neil Armstrong's Hometown
On Monday, April 8, 2024, Ohio will be one of 13 states that experience a total solar eclipse, lasting approximately four minutes in some locations. Coincidentally, the line of totality will pass almost directly over the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the birthplace of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The rare natural phenomenon is expected to bring in thousands of visitors from the surrounding region and states. Wapakoneta officials are currently underway on formulating exciting plans and activities for the event.
The next total solar eclipse to pass over Ohio until 2099, so don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Below is a current schedule of events for the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Events are constantly being added and are subject to change. Some outdoor events are weather permitting.
Frequently Asked Questions
HERE is a link to some frequently asked questions about the upcoming eclipse event. If your question is not answered after reading this section, feel free to notify us in the contact section of the dropdown menu.
Booking an Eclipse Event
Throughout 2023, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum will be offering a special educational program specifically designed to teach audiences about eclipses and proper safety procedures when viewing the rare phenomenon. To learn more about this outreach program, please click the link HERE. To book an eclipse outreach program, please contact Christopher Moynihan by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (419)-738-8869.
How to View an Eclipse
Eye protection is key during a solar eclipse. When viewing a solar eclipse any time other than during totality, it is extremely important that spectators are wearing special protective eyewear designed specifically for eclipses. Without this protection, spectators can significantly damage their eyes, possibly even causing blindness. Eclipse glasses can be purchased through the museum store HERE.
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