Monday, April 8 (12:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Save the date – April 8, 2024 – for an extraordinary celestial event as a total solar eclipse graces North America, traversing across Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Witness the magic unfold as the Moon positions itself perfectly between the Sun and Earth, creating a breathtaking shadow that temporarily darkens the sky, reminiscent of a dawn or dusk experience.
In Wisconsin, we’re gearing up for a remarkable 90% eclipse, ensuring a safe and memorable experience for all. Our preparations include an array of devices and solar telescopes, guaranteeing that everyone can marvel at this celestial phenomenon without compromising safety. Join us on this cosmic journey as we explore the historical and cultural significance of total solar eclipses over time.

This event requires tickets, but they are solely based on donations to sustain the operational needs of the observatory. Your donation (which covers one ticket) is greatly appreciated. Kindly reach out to us at to confirm the number of reservations you’d like to make.

Reserve your tickets here!

Incase of inclimate weather or cloud cover we will be live streaming the event inside the Nature Center at Hawthorn Hollow.