Become a Stakeholder
Are you a member of Rochester’s tourism, recreation, transportation, education, community, media, or related business sector? Are you part of the Rochester or Finger Lake region’s optics, photonics, or STEM industries? If so, you are a stakeholder in the 2024 total solar eclipse! Stay informed by joining our email list. We’ll keep you updated on all planning meetings and upcoming developments.
Stay Totally Informed
Rochester, NY, sits directly in the path of totality of the 2024 total solar eclipse and will experience 3 minutes and 38 seconds of complete totality– that’s 1 minute longer than the 2017 eclipse! Interested in getting involved with preparation for the 2024 total solar eclipse? Just want to stay informed? Subscribe to our newsletter to hear about upcoming developments, planning meetings, and eclipse news.
Work with the RMSC
In partnership with the Rochester Eclipse Stakeholders, the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) is already preparing for the 2024 total solar eclipse– But we can’t do this alone! Click below to see how your business, association, or venue can get involved today.
Viewing the Total Eclipse
the best view on earth
The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, is the last great opportunity for large segments of our country to experience a total solar eclipse until 2045. Rochester, NY, sits in the center of the path of totality and it’s the place you and your family will want to be on April 8, 2024 at 3:20pm. Rochester is easy to get to, easy to navigate, and local authorities are already preparing to make the travel experience seamless for the many visitors we anticipate welcoming for the eclipse.
By choosing Rochester as your eclipse viewing venue, you can make the most of your travel for this exciting celestial experience. In addition to the festivals, concerts, and other events hosted specifically for the solar eclipse, Rochester and the nearby Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions offer a number of unique opportunities and attractions to explore.
What to know
Any month of the year, Rochester is a wonderfully rich place to live and travel for business or leisure. Our area’s cultural attractions and outdoor recreation opportunities, combined with its many fine restaurants, wineries, and craft brewhouses, make Rochester an ideal travel destination no matter what your age or interests. Early April of 2024 will be especially exciting and our area’s leaders and organizations are already planning massive celebrations and festivities all across the region so we can make the most of your eclipse travel experience. It’s never too early to visit and scope out your ideal eclipse viewing location, so click below and see what Rochester has to offer you and your family.Plan Your Trip Today!
Blast From the Past
As we were going through old files in the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, we found an envelope from the 1994 Annular Solar Eclipse! […]
On Sunday, November 6th, we gave a presentation on preparing for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse at the STANYS Conference (Science Teacher […]
Thank You AAS Eclipse Planning Workshop Attendees
Huge thank you to everyone who attended the AAS Eclipse Planning Workshop, the LightSound Make-A-Thon, the eclipse outreach training led by the […]
RMSC Hosting AAS Eclipse Planning Workshop
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force will host a solar eclipse planning workshop Friday-Saturday, October 21-22, 2022, at the Rochester Museum & Science […]
Scout Your Location – August 25 to September 8
Did you know that if you looked up at the sky at 3:20 PM from August 25th through September 8th, the sun […]
Outreach at Brighton Farmers Market
We had a blast promoting the 2024 total solar eclipse yesterday morning at the Brighton Farmers Market. Lots of kids and families […]
Celebrating the May 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse in Rochester
Rochester had a stunning view of the Lunar Eclipse last night! At the RMSC, we celebrated with two live concerts of Vanishing […]
2 Year Until 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!
Two years from today, we’ll be viewing a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse right here in Rochester! Save the Date for April 8th, […]