To prepare and excite our community for the incredible shared experience of the Total Solar Eclipse, we’ve launched the RMSC Community Eclipse Ambassador Program.

RMSC Community Eclipse Ambassadors will be trained in eclipse education, basic astronomy, and eclipse viewing safety. For their organizations, Ambassadors will be outfitted with equipment including a telescope with a solar viewing filter, educational materials, solar viewing glasses, and materials for activities. Each organization will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation.

The goal of the Ambassador program is to excite and educate the community about the April 8th, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse and de-centralize STEM learning into communities, creating access for all.

Participants represent community organizations, businesses, or municipalities and serve people in Rochester and the nine counties (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates).


The Full List of the RMSC Community Eclipse Ambassador Organizations:


  • 441 Ministries
  • 490 Farmers
  • Autism Up
  • B. E.R.R! Build, Educate, Rise, and Restore!
  • BluePrint Geneva
  • Cameron Community Ministries
  • City of Rochester Recreation and Human Services
  • Corn Hill Waterfront and Navigation Foundation/Sam Patch & Riverie Tour Boats
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County
  • CP Rochester
  • Earthworks
  • East House
  • Finger Lakes Museum and Yates County Chamber of Commerce
  • Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
  • FIRST Robotics X-Cats team191
  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Gates Chili Middle School – The Outdoor Club
  • Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • Genesee County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
  • George Eastman Museum
  • Girl Scouts of WNY
  • GRASA Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance
  • Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester
  • Hansen Nature Center/Tinker Nature Park
  • Helmer Nature Center
  • Hilton Parma Hamlin Chamber of Commerce
  • Hippocampo Books
  • House of Mercy
  • Islamic Center of Rochester- Westfall Academy
  • Justice and Care for Creation committee of the Sisters of St Joseph of Rochester
  • Laughing Gull Chocolates
  • Monroe County Library System (MCLS)
  • Monroe County Parks
  • National Technical Institute of the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • OWWL Library System
  • Perinton Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8495
  • Rochester Women’s Network
  • Scouts BSA, Seneca Waterways
  • South East Area Coalition
  • St. Bernards Tenant Associations
  • St. John’s
  • Sweet Ida Mae Pantry
  • Temple Emanu-El
  • The Community Place
  • Town of Perinton Community Center
  • United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes
  • WXXI Education
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester
  • YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County

This program is generously supported by RMSC partner, Science Sandbox, an initiative of The Simons Foundation.