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Eclipse Poster Series: Tyler Nordgren


  • Museum & Science Center
  • March 1–April 21, 2024

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Eclipse p0ster Series: Tyler Nordgren

The 30-poster exhibit, consisting of eclipse posters from 2017 and 2024, as well as Dr. Nordgren’s New York Parks series, have been traveling for display at a different Rochester-area location each month over the year leading up to the eclipse. The RMSC is excited to be the exhibit’s final destination leading up to the total solar eclipse!

About the artist

Dr. Tyler Nordgren is a professional astronomer and artist. He holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Cornell University where he did work on dark matter as well as a B.A. in Physics from Reed College.

For the 2017 “Great American Eclipse” he wrote the book, “SUN MOON EARTH: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets,” describing the vast array of social and scientific influences eclipses have had throughout history.

Dr Nordgren also produced a series of 30 eclipse travel posters for communities, state, and national parks in the path of totality. These posters are being collected by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In addition to the Smithsonian, Dr. Nordgren’s work has appeared at NASA Headquarters and the White House where he designed the poster for President Obama’s final White House Astronomy Night.

The RMSC commissioned Tyler to produce Rochester’s eclipse posters for the 2024 eclipse and have partnered with him to help promote the eclipse throughout New York State.

About The Exhibit

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Now open!

This exhibit was made possible by the Rochester eclipse task force