Eclipse Viewing Festival

202408apr12:00 pm4:30 pmEclipse Viewing Festival12:00 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208CategoryFree,Museum/Zoo EventFilterFreeSeasonalEclipse

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On April 8th, from Noon to 4:30PM, Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium presents the Eclipse Viewing Festival. This free event, perfect for astronomy enthusiasts, offers a unique opportunity to witness the splendor of the 2024 solar eclipse amidst the scenic beauty of the observatory grounds.

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As the date approaches, Holcomb Observatory is offering various public programs to prepare attendees for this celestial event. On the festival day, if weather conditions permit, the event will feature:

  • Over a dozen telescopes with safe solar filters.
  • A chance to observe solar activities like sunspots.
  • Eclipse glasses to secure safe viewing.
  • Astronomy experts ready to answer your queries.
  • Demonstrations on safe eclipse observation techniques.
  • Planetarium shows up to the day of the eclipse.
  • A live stream of the eclipse from Holcomb Observatory.

Experience is backed by a team of experts and veterans from previous total solar eclipses. They will provide insights on what to anticipate as totality nears, and guidance will be available throughout the event.

In anticipation of this incredible astronomical event, Holcomb Observatory is committed to delivering comprehensive educational programming and events dedicated to the eclipse.

This is your invitation for an unforgettable journey through space – the Eclipse Viewing Festival at Holcomb Observatory. It’s the Super Bowl of astronomical events, and you won’t want to miss it.

The eclipse takes place at 3:06 p.m., with observation options available on the museum’s front lawn or within the IMAX® theater, subject to weather conditions. A post-viewing museum tour features a genuine moon rock exhibit and a variety of Earth, Moon, and space-focused activities.

Don’t miss this unique event. Register by the deadline on Friday, April 5, 2024.


April 8(monday) 12:00pm - 4:30pm(GMT-04:00)




Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium

4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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