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. Check back later to see what will be happening!
"Wapakoneta will be a fantastic site to experience the eclipse," says Dante Centuori, Executive Director of the Armstrong Museum. "The town has always embraced our history with space and having this eclipse pass directory over the museum just reinforces our story as 'Ohio's Place in Space.' And being so close to the line of totality, our site will be in the eclipse longer than most other locations."
The next total solar eclipse to pass over Ohio until 2099, so don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.