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Rotary Club of Grand Island: Heard about the total eclipse coming April 8?

Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am

Submitted by the Rotary Club of Grand Island

We're excited to share an exceptional learning opportunity with you! The Rotary Club of Grand Island has graciously invited Dr. Kevin Williams, the esteemed director of the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at SUNY Buffalo State University and associate professor of geosciences, to deliver a captivating presentation on the upcoming solar eclipse.

This event is open to all. It begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Grand Island High School Auditorium.

As many of you may know, Western New York is situated directly within the path of totality for the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. This rare phenomenon, where the moon completely covers the sun, promises an unforgettable celestial spectacle. It's a unique opportunity, especially since WNY is perfectly positioned for this event, attracting enthusiasts and visitors in large numbers.

We encourage you to join the Grand Island Rotary at this free educational event. Williams' expertise offers a fantastic chance to deepen our understanding of this astronomical event.

Additionally, we're pleased to remind you that the Grand Island School District has procured a pair of solar eclipse glasses for each student, ensuring a safe viewing experience. These glasses will be distributed before the spring recess. For those interested in obtaining extra pairs for family members, Williams kindly offers them in exchange for a voluntary donation of $2 to the planetarium.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to engage in a community learning experience and witness a remarkable natural event. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

More About the Rotary Club of Grand Island

Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The Rotary Club of Grand Island supports a relationship with our schools, cleans up the environment on our adopted highway and trail, and invests in services offered by Family Justice Center and other local missions.

For more information, visit www.rotaryclubgi.org.

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