Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

Thousands of visitors are expected to arrive here in the Adirondacks next weekend for the once in a lifetime event, the total solar eclipse that’s coming up on April 8th. The Town & City of Plattsburgh are among the many communities planning to host viewing parties & events. List of Events:

In Tupper Lake, astronomers, scientists & educators will be giving talks & demonstrations at the LP Quinn Elementary School & next door at the Wild Center. List of Events:

At SUNY Plattsburgh, a special exhibit opened this week at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum featuring rarely seen paintings from an out-of-this-world space artist Chesley Bonestell whose works & imagination helped a generation to look deep into worlds in outer space and popularize manned space travel. The Father of Space Art: Chesley Knight Bonestell Exhibit runs March 26 – May 18, 2024 at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum and is free.

Also, a documentary on his life, Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, will be presented at SUNY Plattsburgh on Sunday, April 7th followed by a talk with the film’s Director, Douglass Stewart. The screening and discussion will be held in Yokum Hall Room 200 on April 7 at 1:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Watch Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future film trailer: