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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.

Eclipse Map




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. 

Eclipse Schedule




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 the year, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum was offering a special educational program specifically designed to teach audiences about eclipses and proper safety procedures when viewing the rare phenomenon. Unfortunately, the museum is fully booked on outreach programming and has no further availability. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Eclipse Glasses

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.

More Information

For additional information on the event, please click on the links provided here:

Eclipse List