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    WHAT:  Press is invited to the Total Solar Eclipse Press Conference at the RMSC.  Representatives from the RMSC and Visit Rochester, along with guest speakers Mayor Malik Evans, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, Congressman Joe Morelle, and other Eclipse stakeholders will announce the strategic planning process put forth for the Total Solar Eclipse happening on April 8, 2024. 

    WHY:  Rochester sits directly in the path of totality of the 2024 total solar eclipse and will experience 3 minutes and 38 seconds of complete totality; meaning Rochesterians will experience totality for 1 minute longer than those who viewed the 2017 total solar eclipse. Rochester will be in a unique position for viewing that people will be traveling out-of-state to experience.

    The RMSC and its Eclipse stakeholders have been activating the steps necessary to ensure the Rochester community can make the most of this once-in-a-generation event, including the 50+ businesses and organizations participating in the RMSC Eclipse Ambassador program, a 4-day festival event, and other exciting opportunities leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024.

    Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 9:55am EST at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. 


    The RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

    657 East Avenue 

    Rochester, NY 14607


    Media interested in attending should send RSVPs to Lyndsay Houghton before the event at: or 585.503.4457.

    The mission of the RMSC is to inspire a better future for all through curiosity, exploration, and participation in science, culture, and the natural world. The RMSC includes the RMSC Museum & Science Center, the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, and the RMSC Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum & Science Center with more than 200 interactive exhibits, the Planetarium with a 65-foot dome screen, and the Nature Center on 900 acres of land, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of the Rochester Region’s past and present, including its rich history of social and technological innovation. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top five most visited attractions serving children and families. 

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