The Great North American Eclipse of April 2024 is fast approaching… in preparation, the Reichert Planetarium has created a new LIVE planetarium presentation: ECLIPSE!

Eclipses are rare and exciting events. Ancient civilizations viewed them as supernatural warnings preceding cataclysmic events, caused by angry deities. Today, we understand the true cause of eclipses – thanks to our understanding of the motions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun – allowing modern observers to enjoy them to the fullest. Using the technological capabilities of the planetarium theater, audiences will take a tour of the sky, emphasizing when, where, and why we see solar and lunar eclipses from planet Earth.

To prepare viewers for the Great North American Eclipse taking place on April 8th, 2024, audiences will observe a simulated partial solar eclipse as it will appear from Long Island. We will also take a virtual trip to a location experiencing totality and discuss ways to safely view the Sun.

Recommended for ages 8+.

8:00pm on Friday, April 5th

Adults: $10.00

Students and Seniors: $9.00

Children under 12: $8.00

Members and children under 2: FREE

The exhibits in the Vanderbilt Mansion, Marine Museum, and all of our grounds and gardens will be closed during evening hours.