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On April 8, 2024, the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse, and certain parts of New Hampshire will be in the path of totality. There are numerous ways to experience this epic phenomenon with us leading up to and on eclipse day, including but not limited to a community science program in Pittsburg, NH in collaboration with Citizen Continental-America Telescope Eclipse, numerous distance learning opportunities geared toward the history and science of eclipses as well as viewing tips, an astrophotography exhibit by an Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) staff meteorologist at Omni Mount Washington Resort, and more! Here is a look ahead at the fun for which you can join our staff and Board of Trustees:

– NOW until April 8, 2024: Sign your school up for our Understanding Weather and Climate of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse educational program either in-person with our educators or virtually through our distance learning program. Contact education@mountwashington.org.

-April 4, 2024 7:00-8:00 PM: Join us virtually for a very special Science in the Mountains this April on Forecasting the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. You’ll have a chance to hear from Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center at the University of Maine, Orono and our own Francis Tarasiewicz, Weather Observer/Education Specialist. Register HERE.

– Thursday, April 4, 2024 until April 8, 2024: Tune into our Higher Summits Forecast website page for forecasting of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

– Saturday, April 6, 2024 4:30-6:00 PM: Photography exhibition and reception featuring MWOBS Weather Observer and Meteorologist Ryan Knapp’s astrophotography. Location: Omni Mount Washington Resort Conservatory.

– Sunday, April 7, 2024 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Understanding Weather and Climate of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse (And Viewing Tips) Educational Program with MWOBS educators. Location: Omni Mount Washington Resort.

– Sunday, April 7, 2024 3:00-4:00 PM: Eclipse Science and Surprising Misconceptions about Our Solar System with Dr. Neil F. Comins, Professor of Physics at the University of Maine. Location: Omni Mount Washington Resort.

– Monday, April 8, 2024 12:00-5:00 PM: 2024 Total Solar Eclipse family friendly viewing party with MWOBS educators. Location: Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, NH.

– Monday, April 8, 2024 (Time TBA): 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Citizen CATE. Location: TBA in Pittsburg, NH.

– Monday, April 8, 2024 starting 2:15 PM: We’ll be measuring the change in solar output from the summit of Mount Washington. Stay tuned for how to enter your guess and win a one-of-a-kind prize.

Keep checking back on this page for more details on each event, and as we add additional offerings with our partners.

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