Not Since Tecumseh: Darkness at Midday over the Ohio Country

  Dates & times
  • Wed, 03/13/2024 - 7:00pm
  Age Groups Adults, Teens


In cooperation with Marion County Historical Society, through a grant from Marion Community Foundation, we present: 

Not Since Tecumseh: Darkness at Midday over the Ohio Country - Total Eclipse of the Sun
Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:00 pm
Program Location - Tri-Rivers Auditorium, 2222 Marion-Mt Gilead Rd, Marion, OH

The last time Ohio was witness to a total eclipse of the sun was June 16, 1806. TecumsehThe 1806 eclipse has gone down in history as Tecumseh's Eclipse. 

Thomas O'Grady, Astronomy Instructor at Ohio University since 1984, will share the dynamics causing solar eclipses, subsequent eclipse expeditions, some history linked to the eclipse of 1806, and a few stories about war and peace associated with this unique celestial phenomenon. 

Ages - Middle School & older
Free Viewing Glasses available while supplies last!

Coordinator: Diane/Whittney


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