About the Program

On January 24, 1925 Auburn witnessed a total solar eclipse, which for many was a once in a lifetime experience. This rare astronomical phenomena attracted the attention of local scientist Theodore Case. Ted and members of his lab worked with the Colby Radio Research Lab while observing, documenting, and even filming the solar eclipse from the roof of the Masonic Temple in Auburn. 

On April 8, 2024 Auburn will again experience a total solar eclipse. Join us for a unique viewing experience on the roof of the iconic Phoenix Building, right next to where Case recorded the eclipse in 1925, and one of the highest points in the city.

Date & Time

12 – 4 PM
Monday, April 8



$250 per person

*This event is now sold out!



Phoenix Building
2 South St. South & Genesee St.

Safety & Accessibility

The roof of the Phoenix Building is accessible through the clock tower, which requires walking up multiple flights of stairs in a small space. Flat shoes are required, rubber soles or sneakers are ideal. Eclipse viewing glasses will be provided.



12 PM

Meet at Phoenix Building, lunch provided

12: 30 PM

Presentation by Cayuga Museum Staff: History of solar eclipses, the Case Research Lab, and more!

1 – 2 PM

Behind the scenes tour of Phoenix Building with owner Andrew Simkin

2 – 3 PM

Tour of clock tower and roof, prepare for eclipse



The total solar eclipse visits New York beginning at 3:16 pm with the final exit of the Moon’s shadow from the state at 3:29 pm. Through New York, the speed of the Moon’s shadow will accelerate from about 2210 miles per hour to about 2735 miles per hour.

After eclipse | Approximately 4 pm

Reception at Cayuga Museum, tour of Case Research Lab


Return to Solar Eclipse Event Page

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Thank you to our program supporters and sponsors!

Support provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor's Office and the New York State Legislature.