Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Mac's will host astronomy educator Jay Ryan on Saturday, February 17th from 3-4 pm and again from 5-6 pm

A total eclipse of the sun will occur over Ohio on Monday, April 8, 2024, during which Cleveland and all of Cuyahoga County will experience about 3 minutes and 50 seconds of totality. This is the first such eclipse over Ohio since 1806, when Cleveland was just a tiny frontier settlement at the mouth of the Cuyahoga.

We have much to understand and appreciate about this rare and special natural phenomenon, and Jay will also address misconceptions about eclipses and eye safety. Learn some eclipse facts in this colorful, illustrated program.

About the presenter Jay Ryan has been involved in astronomy education and promotion around the country since 1996. He is a former Contributing Editor to Sky & Telescope magazine and has published astronomy articles far and wide, including in The Atlantic Monthly. Ryan helped organize a group of family and friends in 2017 who traveled to Tennessee to witness the last total eclipse of the sun over the US.

Presenter Jay Ryan shares more about the eclipse at

Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd,
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Your Guide to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse By Michael Bakich Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627009133
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Published: Kalmbach Media - November 1st, 2022

A Few Beautiful Minutes: Experiencing a Solar Eclipse By Kate Allen Fox, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Allen Fox, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316416924
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023

Eclipse: Our Sky's Most Dazzling Phenomenon By Kelsey Oseid Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984859464
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 6th, 2024