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National Museum of the USAF

Solar Eclipse Events 2024

The Eclipse isn't until April 8, but we can't wait to start celebrating!

The museum is offering our visitors an opportunity to learn more about this amazing event that we won't get to see again until 2044!

All presentations are FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration is not required.

"The Art and Science of Solar and Lunar Eclipse Photography" presented by engineering consultant, USAF Veteran, and avid amateur astronomer, Dr. Brian Kent. Wednesday, March 13 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. in the Carney Auditorium

"How NOT to miss the Eclipse" presented by high school educator and Smith Middle School Planetarium director Mr. Scott Oldfield. Wednesday, March 20 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Carney Auditorium

"Beneath the Solar Spotlight: Unveiling Solar Activity’s Terrestrial Impact and Celebrating the Splendor of the Sun" presented by presented by Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) graduate student studying solar physics, 2nd Lt. Kara Kniezewski. Friday, April 5 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Space Gallery Overlook.

See much more about registration for hands-on classes, and a multitude of activities on the day of the eclipse at the museum:

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Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Foundation encourages you to join the Friends of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and help support the museum. Click here to learn more.

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. is a Section 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and has no governmental status.


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit

National Museum of the U.S. Force | 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433


The National Museum of the United States Air Force™ is site #5 on the Aviation Trail.


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