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New Hampshire residents will have the rare opportunity to witness a total eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Budding astronomers will be eager to witness these awe-inspiring solar eclipses, but it is important to remember that they should only be viewed with certified solar eclipse glasses or using the projection method. NHPBS and UNH Observatory director John Gianforte have partnered to create resources so you can learn more on how to keep your eyes safe during an eclipse and understand the eclipse's path.

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Transit Method

Transit Method

Did you know even amateur astronomers using small telescopes can observe and discover?

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Protecting Your Eyes: Projection Method

Did you know you can build your own projector to safely view an eclipse?

What You Will See: Total Eclipse

What You Will See: Total Eclipse

What should you expect to see during the total solar eclipse?

Eclipse Path

Eclipse Path

What you see will see during the eclipses will depend on where you are!


New Hampshire in Space

New Hampshire in Space

New Hampshire has had its eyes on space exploration for decades.

Moon Memories | Jeanne Gerulskis

Moon Memories | Jeanne Gerulskis

Director of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

Moon Memories | John Gianforte

Moon Memories | John Gianforte

John Gianforte runs the observatory at the University of New Hampshire.

Quandrantid Meteor Shower - The Sky Guy

Quandrantid Meteor Shower - The Sky Guy

Don't miss the peak of the annual Quandrantid Meteor Shower on January 2nd.

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction - The Sky Guy

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction - The Sky Guy

On December 21, the Jupiter and Saturn will be so close together.

Geminid Meteor Shower - The Sky Guy

Geminid Meteor Shower - The Sky Guy

The year's best annual meteor shower is coming to our sky on the evening of December 13th.

Mars - The Sky Guy

Mars - The Sky Guy

Mars will appear as a bright orange disk in the sky throughout December.

Comet Swan - The Sky Guy

Comet Swan - The Sky Guy

A new discovery, Comet SWAN.

Comet Atlas - The Sky Guy

Comet Atlas - The Sky Guy

Comet Atlas has brightened considerably since it was first seen in December, 2019. John Gianforte guides you on how to view the "new" comet with binoculars or a telescope.

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Venus - The Sky Guy

What's that bright star in the evening sky? It's actually the planet Venus.

The Morning Planets - The Sky Guy

The Morning Planets - The Sky Guy

John Gianforte guides you on how to view the three aligned, morning planets.

New Hampshire in Space (Preview)

New Hampshire in Space (Preview)

New Hampshire has had its eyes on space exploration for decades.

Moon Memories | Mark McConnell

Moon Memories | Mark McConnell

Mark McConnell teaches about space at the University of New Hampshire.



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