The Total Solar Eclipse is now exactly 13 months away! The mission is to make sure that everyone under the sun—both local residents and the 375,000-500,000 visitors who will be arriving in our area in less than 400 days—is prepared to make the most of the experience. It's time to start preparing in earnest!
March 22nd at 4 PM: Rochester Eclipse Task Force meeting:Join us in person at the RMSC in the museum or onZoom. We appreciate pre-registration, as it allows us to plan ahead. We'll be sharing BIG announcements at this meeting as we prepare for the 1-year-out mark until the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse right here in Rochester.
Thursday, April 6, 10 AM: 1-year-out press conference at the RMSC. This will be held on April 6 rather than April 8 due to April 8 being the day before Easter.
Tuesday, April 11, 5 PM- 7 PM: Eclipse art reception at Mendon 64. Eclipse artist Tyler Nordgren's art will be on display at Mendon 64 the entire month of April; the exhibit will be traveling to different locations throughout our area for the following year. The reception will include hors d'oevres and a cash bar.
Saturday, April 15th, 6:30 PM -10:30 PM: RMSC After Dark: Galatic Getdown “Yuri’s Night”. Come join the giant space party celebrated around the world! This After Dark celebrates being less than 1 year from the Eclipse and Yuri Gagarin, the first human who ventured into space when he completed an orbit around earth aboard the Vostok 1 capsule on April 12, 1961.
Help Celebrate the 1-Year Countdown Mark!The one-year countdown for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse is almost here! During the 5-10 days before or after April 8, be sure to go outside at 3:20 PM (the time of eclipse totality), and take a photo of where the sun is located.
We would love for you to share the photos with us on social media using @ROCSolarEclipse and the hashtag #RocEclipse2024 to get the Greater Rochester Region aware of and excited for 2024. We’ll be sharing some of our favorites on April 8th. If you’re not on social media, please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, PLEASE DO NOT DIRECTLY LOOK AT THE SUN WITH YOUR EYES! It is never safe to stare directly at the bright disk of the Sun.
Interested in bulk ordering eclipse glasses/solar viewers?
The RMSC is taking names for pre-orders for eclipse glasses. We'll be unveiling the design for the glasses on April 6th, so keep your eyes peeled (and protected!).
You can officially buy your own copy of the Rochester Total Solar Eclipse poster and other eclipse swag at the RMSC! Want to order directly online, you can directly buy them from Tyler Nordgren.
Join the EclipseWeb.org dashboard
EclipseWeb.org, the dashboard we're using to keep everyone in our community connected, is ready for you to sign in and update your "My Page" with your photo and any other details. Head here and click the Log In bar: https://eclipseweb.org/community/index.php?c=rochester
Your user ID is your email address. Unless you already know your password to be different, try 1234 or 9999 to log in... and if those intro passwords don't work, you'll see that the system can send you a reset link.
Once in: Click My Page in the upper right hand corner to see the info we have in there for you, and click “Edit This Page” to make any changes you’d like to your listing (including updating your password). Add yourself to any relevant committees. Add your photo if there is not one in there for you already, or change it if you don’t like it (I stalked many of you on LinkedIn). Part of the point of this dashboard is for stakeholder community members easily to connect with each other, and photos are great for that.
On the left-hand menu, use the Stakeholders link to see which other organizations are already part of the task force, see the committees and who are in them, and find individuals by first name under Profiles.