Governor Kathy Hochul just announced a recent partnership with NASA and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to host a plethora of events and programming for the upcoming total solar eclipse in Niagara Falls on April 8, 2024.
“Niagara Falls is a spectacular natural backdrop for this once-in-a-lifetime event, and working with NASA to provide the programming and education leading up to the eclipse is sure to attract thousands of New Yorkers and visitors to the city,” Governor Hochul said. “We are excited to be working with so many of our tourism partners to bring an electric energy throughout the area for this celestial wonder.”
The eclipse festivities will be a great way for people to experience the magic of the infrequent spectacle here in New York as the total solar eclipse path will travel directly through the state. There won’t be another visible total solar eclipse in the contiguous U.S. until 2044!
Scientists, experts and astronauts from NASA will begin putting on programming and exhibits in Niagara Falls come April 4, 2024. The programming will take over various locations across the city including Niagara Falls Public Libraries, The Underground Railroad Heritage Center, The Aquarium of Niagara, the New York Power Authority Power Vista, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and Niagara Falls State Park. Each event will be completely free and open to the public.
In order to handle the influx of people coming to New York for the eclipse, Governor Kathy Hochul announced in the summer that State Park campgrounds would be open to accommodate visitors.
“We’re excited to be in New York to engage and educate Niagara Falls and surrounding communities about the total solar eclipse,” said NASA Associate Administrator for Science Nicola Fox. “We hope these events, along with all our nationwide eclipse activities, inspire and encourage the next generation – the Artemis Generation – of explorers, scientists, and engineers.”