Suggested Searches


NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, designs and develops innovative technology to advance NASA’s missions in aeronautics and space exploration. Glenn’s main campus, Lewis Field, has world-class facilities including wind tunnels, drop towers, vacuum chambers, and a research aircraft hangar.

Glenn Research Center Entry at night with lighted hangar in the background featuring the NASA meatball. Signs at the front drive say for the benefit of all.
2024 Total Solar Eclipse Through the Eyes of NASA


Days Until Total Solar Eclipse

April 6-8: Total Eclipse Fest 2024

  • Event Overview
    • Join the premier eclipse viewing celebration in Cleveland – Total Eclipse Fest 2024 at Great Lakes Science Center. The Science Center and its partners NASA’s Glenn Research Center and The Cleveland Orchestra will host a three-day celestial celebration at North Coast Harbor in downtown Cleveland. This free, outdoor, family-friendly science and arts festival will feature free concerts, performances, speakers, and hands-on science activities with community partners. The Eclipse Fest will be host to NASA TV’s live coverage of the total solar eclipse from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, April 8. 
    • At the heart of the festival is “NASA Village,” an immersive experience featuring NASA’s major missions and cutting-edge projects that will advance space exploration and revolutionize air travel. Exhibits will focus on innovations in aeronautics, space, solar and lunar science, and safety. Through virtual and augmented simulations, attendees will have the opportunity to take a supersonic flight, walk on Mars, and visit the International Space Station. Kids and adults can enjoy hands-on activities and talk to NASA scientists and engineers about their ground-breaking work and how to join the NASA team.
    • Attendees can also walk through the Journey to Tomorrow, a traveling exhibit complete with interactive English- and Spanish-language content and an Apollo-era Moon rock. They will see large-scale, inflatable displays of the revolutionary X-59 plane designed to quiet supersonic air travel, the Space Launch System rocket slated to take the first woman and person of color to the Moon, and a Mars habitat concept.
    • Throughout NASA Village, there will be photo opportunities, including iconic NASA cutouts and displays. NASA will also host astronaut and special guest meet and greets.
  • Meet NASA Astronauts and Special Guests
    • Saturday, April 6
      • NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins
        • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
        • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
      • NASA Astronaut Stephen Bowen
        • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
        • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 7
    • Monday, April 8
      • NASA Astronaut Stephen Bowen
        • 10 – 11 a.m.
        • 4 – 5 p.m.
      • Joshua Dobbs- NFL Quarterback
        • 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
        • 4 – 5 p.m.
      • Snoopy
        • 11 – 11:25 a.m.
        • 1:15 – 1:40 p.m.

Download the PDF: What to Expect in NASA Village

NASA does not approve or endorse any specific brand of solar viewers. NASA will distribute glasses at the Total Eclipse Fest, April 6-8 and through community partners. Eclipse glasses distributed at NASA events and by NASA community partners are free of charge.

More Eclipse Events

Total Eclipse Fest 2024

Guardians Mascot "Slider"

Ready for the total solar eclipse?

Show us your specs! Help us build excitement and raise awareness about eclipse safety. Take a photo of yourself wearing eclipse glasses to share how you'll be protecting your eyes on April 8. You can tag @NASAGlenn on social media and use #ShowUsYourSpecs to spread the word.

Learn How to Safely View the Eclipse about Ready for the total solar eclipse?
A small stack of red solar eclipse glasses are displayed on a table.
If you don’t have eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer, you can use an indirect viewing method, which does not involve looking directly at the Sun. One way is to use a pinhole projector, which has a small opening (for example, a hole punched in an index card) and projects an image of the Sun onto a nearby surface. With the Sun at your back, you can then safely view the projected image. Do NOT look at the Sun through the pinhole!

Six Things to Know About NASA in Cleveland

In 2024, Cleveland will have a stellar view of a total solar eclipse.

A graphic of a view from an airplane seat. The window is open and a cloudy sky and airplane wing are viewable. A TV monitor on the back of the headrest shows the NASA logo and the words, "Aeronautics NASA is with you when you fly,"

Every U.S. aircraft has NASA Glenn technology on board.

Orion spacecraft is being loaded into the heat flux system at the Space Environments Complex at NASA's Plum Brook Station.

We play an important role in returning astronauts to the Moon.

Aerial view of the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility, with a truck carrying Orion Spacecraft visible in the foreground approaching the facility.

The world's largest and most powerful space simulation labs are in Ohio.

A few days after autumn showed up on the calendar in the Northern Hemisphere, it showed up on the landscape of North America. Th

NASA Glenn's economic impact in Ohio is nearly $2 billion per year.

Glenn scientists are prolific inventors and have more than 725 patents.

Learn, Discover, and Engage

Visitor Center, Located in Great Lakes Science Center

Open year round, exhibits include the Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module (which traveled 26.5 million miles in space), artifacts from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission, a real moon rock, interactive displays, and more.   

Learn More About NASA Glenn's Visitor Center about Learn, Discover, and Engage
A woman wearing a colorful lab coat demonstrates a science project for a mother and children at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Go Behind the Scenes

Get an inside look at NASA Glenn Research Center’s facilities with our virtual tours.

Explore about Go Behind the Scenes