SUNY Oswego planetarium to preview eclipse


March 15, 2017

The SUNY Oswego planetarium will present "The Eclipse Is Coming!" at 7 p.m. each Sunday during April.

A total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 might be visible from the United States, the first time for such an occurrence since 1979. The April planetarium sessions, led by Dr. John Zielinski of SUNY Oswego's physics department, will explore details of eclipses, as well as advice and information about where and how to best view this eclipse. 

Telescopic observations will follow the planetarium show if weather permits.

Sunday shows will continue through June with changing topics each month in the state-of-the-art facility on the second floor of the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.

The planetarium has limited seating, so guests are encouraged to arrive a bit early. Shows are recommended for children ages 4 and older. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No food or drink is permitted in the facility.

Parking is free in the commuter lot off Washington Boulevard and the employee lot off Centennial Boulevard across from the Shineman Center.

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