AAS Random Astro-Facts

Thanks to the American Astronomical Society, throughout Global Astronomy Month, we will be featuring a Random Astronomy Fact everyday! Come back daily or tune into our social media channels to find out what is the fact of the day!

Another total solar eclipse comes to the USA on April 8, 2024, sweeping from Texas to Maine.

If at all possible, get yourself into the path of the Moon's umbral shadow on August 21st!

Solar filters for camera lenses, binoculars & telescopes must go over the front, not back.

There are many safe ways to observe a partial solar eclipse indirectly, e.g., by projection.

Safe (ISO-certified) "eclipse glasses" & "eclipse shades" are widely available at low prices.