The "Great American" Solar Eclipse Is Just a Year Away
A long totality passing through Mexico, the U.S., and Canada beckons — and planning ahead will be crucial.
What to Look For & When During a Total Solar Eclipse
Look for these astronomical and Earthbound phenomena during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
The Hows & Whys of Solar Eclipses
Take a few minutes to become an eclipse expert for family and friends.
Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop, April 8-9, 2022, Virtually Anywhere
Help us get ready for the 2023 and 2024 North American solar eclipses! If you’re a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent, you'll want to join us at a virtual planning workshop to be held on April 8–9, 2022.
How to Look at the Sun Safely
Our star is an amazing object to observe, whether by eye or with optical aid. These time-tested tips will let you see the solar disk worry-free.
Two Years to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!
It’s never too early to start getting excited — and begin planning — for an event as spectacular as a total solar eclipse.
Eclipse Photography: Framing the Eclipse
Here are several ideas photographers can use when shooting their next total solar eclipse.
Eclipse Photographer’s Checklist
For those preparing to photograph a total solar eclipse, Fred Espenak shares his eclipse photography checklist.
T–3 Years Until the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
The countdown has begun to a special total solar eclipse that will cross Mexico, the U.S. and Canada on April 8, 2024.
Join Us in Planning for the Next "Great American Eclipse"
Are you a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent? An upcoming virtual workshop geared toward planning for the 2023 and 2024 events could be just the thing for you.
Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families
Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for the young and young at heart.
A Compact, Lightweight Solar Projection Viewer
Learn how to make a travel-friendly solar projection viewer for your telescope for the next total solar eclipse!
Low-Tech Eclipse Viewing
What to do if you're caught without optics on eclipse day. Low-tech eclipse viewing options from pinhole to binocular projection.
Solar Finders: Safely Target the Sun with Your Telescope
Solar finders help you point out the obvious (the Sun) without damaging your eyes or equipment. Here are some easy homemade solutions for you to try.
Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky
A Solar Eclipse Experiment for a Sunny Day
Learn about solar eclipses with this solar eclipse activity. All you need is a tape measure, a long stick, a small sphere, and a sunny day.
How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse
Learn how to photograph a solar eclipse: capturing a solar eclipse on film, plus learn how to do wide-angle sequencing.