Rochester Museum and Science Center’s new show, “Eclipses 2017 and 2024,” will highlight upcoming solar eclipses, how they happen and where to best watch them in Rochester at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, 663 East Ave., Rochester.
The show for older children and adults will be shown at select times Feb. 4 through March 4 and July 1 through Sept. 9.
The shadow of the moon will sweep across North America on Aug. 21, 2017, producing a solar eclipse visible from all part of the continental U.S. In Rochester’s sky, 70 percent of the sun will be covered at mid-eclipse. Special solar viewing activities will take place that day at RMSC.
Guests will get a preview of the April 8, 2024, eclipse, which will be Rochester’s first total solar eclipse since 1925. An expert presenter will also conduct a live tour of stars, constellations and planets of the current sky with the planetarium’s giant star projector.
Tickets cost $7 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students with an ID and ages 3-18; and free for RMSC members.
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