On April 8, 2024 much of Indiana will experience a total solar eclipse with the path of totality covering much of southern and central Indiana. This monumental event is expected to attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Hoosier state. Purdue Extension Community Development seeks to support Indiana communities by connecting them with resources to plan for a safe and successful solar eclipse.
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NASA’s 2024 Solar Eclipse Website
NASA provides information on what to expect, times and locations for viewing, and safety information.
Visit Indy provides information on viewing the eclipse in the Hoosier state including a
map of eclipse activities. Communities and organizations can submit their eclipse
activities to be included.
The DNR will provide outdoor places to gather to watch the eclipse, great programs in the days before and during the event, and options for lodging so you can be ready and in place to enjoy it.
Rafael Lang is a professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University. In this video, he explains what a total solar eclipse is and how people can experience it next year.
Darcy Bullock is the Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering in Purdue’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. In this video, he goes over what traffic conditions to expect during the 2024 solar eclipse and why it is important to start planning now.
Search your location for 2023 to see the magnitude and timing of the annular eclipse. ·
Search your location for 2024 to find out if you are in the path of totality and when your eclipse viewing should take place.
Purdue University Superheros of Science Solar Eclipse Video Playlist
This playlist is part of the Purdue University Superheros of Science YouTube channel that
provides weekly interviews with scientists about current, trending research. It can
be accessed as a podcast through a podcast platform.
Available in English & Spanish, NASA has resources to help youth understand the eclipse. Included in these resources are facts, games, crafts, activities and videos. Fun Fact, on April 8, 2023, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is partnering with NASA to host a day of programming and celebration during the Total Solar Eclipse.
The College of Science K-12 team has run multiple professional development sessions for K-12 teachers about the eclipse over the summer. Their recorded sessions and lesson plans are posted here. They have developed a wealth of fantastic resources.
Microgrants from IU Center for Rural Engagement
The Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement invites community organizations to
submit ideas for eclipse-related events and activities leading up to April 8 that include
visual, public or performing arts; placemaking and design; film and cultural heritage. The
micro-grant application will open this summer at rural.indiana.edu. For more
information about the initiative, contact Hannah Jones at email@example.com.
About the IUCRE Eclipse Microgrant Program
Eclipse microgrants will provide funding to eligible Indiana 501c3 nonprofit organizations and public entities seeking to support community events, arts and cultural projects, and activities that explore the 2024 eclipse as a tool to create connection and belonging in their communities.
Organizations and local governments writing a grant for an eclipse-related activity may benefit from participating in a Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop. Participants draft and polish a grant proposal and learn how to navigate the grant process. Both beginners and experienced grant writers learn to develop ideas into winning proposals, identify and build relationships with potential funders, and speak and write confidently about how their proposal will make an impact. Find additional resources and upcoming workshops.