Upper Valley solar eclipse events

Ella Dahlstrom,8, of Hartford, Vt., and Becca Girrell, of Lebanon, N.H. view the solar eclispe at the Montshire Museum of Science, in Norwich, Vt., on Aug. 21, 2017. About 1,300 people came to the museum to see the eclispe. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Ella Dahlstrom,8, of Hartford, Vt., and Becca Girrell, of Lebanon, N.H. view the solar eclispe at the Montshire Museum of Science, in Norwich, Vt., on Aug. 21, 2017. About 1,300 people came to the museum to see the eclispe. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

Published: 03-15-2024 5:06 PM

Modified: 04-05-2024 3:38 PM

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Presentation: “Get ready for the April 8 Solar Eclipse” in Enfield: Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m. Chosen Vale Performance Center, 410 Route 4A. Grafton resident and astronomer Rick Fienberg will have free eclipse glasses for attendees and provide instruction on how to use them safely. Hosted by the Enfield Public Library. More information: enfield.aspendiscovery.org.

Talk: “Equinoxes & Eclipses: A Spaced-Out Night at the Library” in Thetford: Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Road. Tara Tomlinson, a planetary scientist and Dartmouth PhD candidate who specializes in public outreach and community education, gives all-ages talk about celestial movements that create equinoxes, solstices and eclipses, as well as the natural and cultural importance of these events from the ancient past to the present. More information: thetfordlibrary.org.

Hybrid: College Town Conversations: “The April 8 Eclipse” in Hanover: Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Howe Library, 13 South St. Join Sarah Peery, a doctoral candidate at Dartmouth College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, for a discussion of the April 8 solar eclipse. Zoom registration: bit.ly/3V2j8Az. More information: thehowe.libcal.com/event/12110110.

Talk: “All About Solar Eclipses” in Cornish: Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. Cornish Store, 226 Route 120. Area astronomy enthusiast Matt Lewis gives presentation about “all things solar.” Weather permitting, he will lead a group outside for a solar viewing through a solar filter. Hosted by the George H. Stowell Free Library. More information: 603-543-3644.

Talk on Viewing Solar Eclipse in Quechee: Saturday, March 30, 1 to 2 p.m. Quechee Public Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Astrophysicist Brian Chaboyer and Tom Ritland will discuss the upcoming eclipse, show photographs of earlier eclipses and offer a chance to see sunspots from the library lawn. Attendees will receive viewing glasses. More information: quecheeandwilderlibraries.com.

Eclipse talk in Springfield, Vt.: Monday, April 2, 5:30 p.m. SAPA TV offices, 335 River St. Springfield Area Public Access TV Station employee Kevin Paquet, who is also a member of the Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, will explain the basics of how eclipses work, what to expect on the big day and how to observe a solar eclipse safely. At the end of the talk, participants will be given a NASA eclipse safety sheet and a pair of ISO-approved solar eclipse viewing glasses. More information: 802-885-6248 or kevin@sapatv.org. 

Program: “Eyeing the Night Sky” in Quechee: Friday, April 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 149 Natures Way. Learn about moon phases and features during a StarLab presentation. Family friendly event includes explanation of eclipses and their mythology from cultures throughout history. $15.50. Registration required: vinsweb.org/event/eyeing-the-night-sky. 

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Presentation: “Cosmic Countdown: Preparing for the Eclipse” in Woodstock: Saturday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green. Learn about the movements of the moon and the sun from Horizons Observatory co-directors Rob Hanson and Scott Griswold. Librarian Adrian Tans will share information about safe viewing and eclipse-related resources. More information: normanwilliams.org/events.

Solar Eclipse Preparation Party in Etna: Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. to noon. Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Eclipse-themed activities include crafts and photo booth. Moon pie and solar sugar cookie snacks. Free eclipse glasses. More information: etna-library.org/events. 

Montshire Museum Solar Eclipse Activity Days in Norwich: Sunday, April 7, and Monday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road. Learn about the total solar eclipse with hands-on activities and StarLab sessions throughout the day on Sunday and Monday, then view the eclipse with Montshire educators on Monday at 2 p.m. $17 to $20; Children under 2 free. More information: montshire.org/calendar/event-detail/solar-eclipse-day.

Eclipse talk in Woodstock: Sunday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 2 St. James Place. Astrophysicist Dr. George Spagna will give talk titled “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: What Eclipse?” Stream via stjameswoodstock.org.

Solar Eclipse 2024 Day in Quechee: Monday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 149 Natures Way. Includes live music, program about animals and the eclipse, and space to watch the eclipse. $16 to $19; Children 3 and under free. More information: vinsweb.org/event/solar-eclipse-2024.

Solar eclipse watch party in White River Junction: Monday, April 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St. Includes moon piñata to smash for some moon pies, Milky Ways, and Mars Bars, along with other fun eclipse-related information, videos, activities, and a livestream. Bring a rock, stone, or other item to paint an eclipse memento. Eclipse glasses are also available for participants. More information: bugbeecenter.org/class/solar-eclipse-watch-party.

Eclipse viewing at library in Windsor: Monday, April 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Windsor Public Library, 43 State St. Watch the eclipse outside the library with staff and patrons. Drums and eclipse glasses available. More information: 802-674-2556.

Eclipse Viewing on the Dartmouth Green in Hanover: Monday April 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Green, East Wheelock Street. Join the Rockefeller Center, the Office of the Provost, and the Department of Physics & Astronomy on the Dartmouth Green to safely view the Solar Eclipse. More information: rockefeller.dartmouth.edu.

Eclipse event in Claremont: Monday, April 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Trinity Church, 120 Broad St. Bring eclipse glasses lawn chairs if you have them. Bring small boxes (including cereal boxes) and T-shirts to make eclipse viewing boxes and T-shirt bags. More information: 603-542-2103. 

Solar eclipse viewing in Lyme: Monday, April 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Converse Free Library, 38 Union St. Gather at the library with others to view the eclipse. More information: 603-795-4622.

Eclipse party in West Fairlee: Monday, April 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Westshire Elementary School, 744 Route 113. Community members invited for crafts, music and other activities. Bring a plain black T-shirt for one craft, if you happen to have one. RSVP suggested: 802-333-4668.

Eclipse viewing near rec center in Windsor: Monday, April 8, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Windsor High School Foot Bridge across from the Recreation Center parking lot, 29 Union St. Includes eclipse glasses, popsicles, moon pies, games and candy. All ages welcome. Hosted by the Windsor Recreation Department. More information: 802-674-6783.

Solar Eclipse Party in Thetford: Monday, April 8, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Road. View the solar eclipse with library staff and other patrons. Eclipse glasses available. Includes activities and refreshments. More information: thetfordlibrary.org.

Solar Eclipse Over Enfield Party: Monday, April 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Former La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Includes outdoor games, crafts and solar-themed treats. There will also be an eclipse-themed StoryWalk at the nearby Shaker Recreation Park. Free. More information: enfield.aspendiscovery.org.