Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Solar Eclipse Party

April 8, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

solar eclipse party

Join us at Whitaker Center on Monday, April 8th for a special educational program celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse!


During the solar eclipse, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun, blocking the sun's light. The path will cross North America from? the Southwest to the Northeast and between 2:30pm and 3:30pm it will be visible here in Pennsylvania. Using eclipse glasses, provided by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, you will be able to view the sun from outside Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg. With a magnitude coverage of 92.9%, the sun’s outermost layer, the corona, will be visible to the naked eye - like a glowing ring in the sky!

Before the eclipse’s peak, join NASA Solar System Ambassador, Kristin James, as she discusses the cosmic importance of Solar Eclipses.  Learn the science behind this natural phenomena.

Schedule of Events

2:00pm - Doors Open

2:30pm - Solar System Ambassador Presentation

2:50pm - Solar Eclipse Viewing

3:45pm - Departure


Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

PLEASE NOTE: Weather can be unpredictable and clouds can spoil even the best-made plans. In case the view from our location is obstructed, we will have NASA’s live stream of the eclipse for viewing.  There will be no refunds issued.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.


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