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On April 8, 2024, Central and North America will experience a Total Solar Eclipse. For those in the “Path of Totality,” the moon will block out the sun for up to three minutes. This astronomical wonder will take place in the skies over our CASC members in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Learn about the amazing programming and resources developed by our network

Science East

EclipseFest Fredericton, April 8, 2024

EclipseFest Fredericton is a joint event co-hosted by Science East. There are numerous activities planned for the whole weekend, ending with a viewing party at Science East and outdoors in the downtown area.


La Maison Léon-Provancher

Special event: the total solar eclipse, April 6 and April 7, 2024

In anticipation of the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024, we welcome you to the museum where you will receive a pair of glasses that will enable you to watch the eclipse safely. Attend a presentation about this phenomenon and leave with a craft in addition to the pair of glasses.


Ontario Science Centre

March Break Solar Eclipse Hub, March 9 - 17

Join our friends from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) to learn all about the upcoming total solar eclipse. They will be sharing information about the best viewing spots, eye safety and the fascinating science behind this spectacular celestial event.

Astronomy Hub – Eclipse Edition, April 6 - 7

The big day is nearly here! On April 8, Toronto will experience a solar eclipse with nearly 99% coverage. We’re helping visitors prepare for this exciting astronomical event with presentations, hands-on activities and more in our Astronomy Hub! Make a bracelet from “UV beads” as you explore the science of solar eclipses, learn how you can safely view the eclipse while protecting your eyes, get the scoop on citizen science projects to try at home—and more! This is the last in a series of pre-eclipse events intended to help visitors prepare for and celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Webinar, March 12, 2024

This webinar covers the essential components of planning and executing a successful April solar eclipse event, including the basic science of solar eclipses, which locations will experience totality, safety considerations, fun activities, and educational materials. It is designed to empower community leaders with the knowledge and resources needed to create memorable and educational experiences for their communities. Register here:

All About Eclipses, March 25, 2024, Livestream

For grades 1-4, 30 minutes long, free with Zoom registration, English only, March 25th at 9:30am. Details: What causes eclipses? Explore how the movement of the Sun, Earth and Moon can momentarily block out sunlight, and learn how this sudden darkness can affect animal behaviour. Plus, get important tips on eye safety for solar eclipse viewing.

Totality! Solar Eclipses Explained, March 25, 2024, Livestream

For grades 5-8. 30 minutes long, free with Zoom registration, in English only. March 25th at 11am. Details: What does it mean to be in the path of totality? Explore the orbital relationship between the Sun, Earth and Moon to better understand the science of this special astronomical phenomenon. Plus, get important tips on eye safety for solar eclipse viewing.

Johnson Geo Centre

Sun Block Party, April 8, 2024

Johnson Geo Centre will be having a block party for the eclipse called our Sun Block Party, where we will have solar glasses, be making solar scopes and hosting other fun sun-related activities from 3pm-7pm. We will also be joined by computational astrophysicist, Dr. Tricco, to answer all your solar eclipse questions.

Solar Eclipse: Taking it On the Road

The Johnson Geo Centre will be providing transportation to Gander to view the total Solar Eclipse! The bus will depart from the Geo Centre in the morning and return that night. Solar viewing glasses and a box lunch will be provided.



Conférence Éclipse pour tous, April 8, 2024

Two free lectures will be given, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to explain what a total solar eclipse is, how to observe it safely, and to discuss various thematic elements related to this astronomical event.

Centre des sciences de Montréal 

Éclipse totale de Soleil au Centre des sciences, April 8, 2024

The Science Centre will be a free official gathering point on April 8, 2024. The population of Montreal and surrounding areas will be invited to gather in front of the Centre to observe the eclipse, which will take place over the city's downtown core. We're offering a prime location for you to experience the full potential of the phenomenon. Free glasses will be provided to participants.

Department of Physics, University of Guelph

Royal City Science Viewing Party!, April 8, 2024

Join us at the University of Guelph Department of Physics and view the eclipse! While not in the path of totality, we will be offering Observatory tours as well as a public viewing on Johnston Green on campus. 

Video Resources

Produced by the great Orbax, "What, Why and How for the Total Solar Eclipse" answers popular questions and offers lesser known facts about teh upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8 2024

Educators Resource Page

Accompanying our video series, here you will find resources about the upcoming solar eclipse from experts aimed with a focus on information for educators but also accessible to teh public at large. It also incudes links to creative commons video for in class education.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Solar Eclipse Event, April 8, 2024

Join us in the museum to celebrate the partial solar eclipse. Receive free eclipse viewing glasses (while supplies last) with your museum admission and learn all about this celestial event! Throughout the day we will be offering programming on eclipses and how to view them safely including a make-your-own pinhole viewer. During the eclipse we will be facilitating safe viewing for participants. In case of inclement weather, we’ll be streaming the eclipse live in our theatre.

Indus Space Inc.

South Asian Professionals in the Earth-Moon-Space Sector, April 1, 2024

Indus Space is collaborating with SciXchange at Toronto Metropolitan University to develop a video series showcasing South Asian professionals involved in Earth-Moon-Sun research which will launch soon.

Discovery Centre

Educator Resource Page

Discovery Centre, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, aims to bring the wonders of astronomy to classrooms and communities across Nova Scotia, offering engaging video and activity resources to enhance understanding and appreciation of the eclipse phenomenon.

Solar Eclipse Event, April 8, 2024

Join us at the Discovery Centre from 1 pm to 7 pm. View the partial solar eclipse, participate in activities, and meet our local STEM and space science partners!

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