Albany, NY – Eclipse mania has hit Albany, and the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center will be hosting two eclipse events at the Henry Hudson Planetarium, followed by a public viewing party in Quackenbush Square.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime solar event, and we wanted to create a place where the community could come together to enjoy it,” says Maeve McEneny, Education Coordinator for the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The response to the eclipse has just been bananas. We added a second show to our programming, but still couldn’t accommodate everyone, so we’ve added the community viewing party at 2pm.”
Festivities will kick off at 11am on Monday, August 21, with a sold-out eclipse-focused show at the Planetarium, where attendees will be making pin-hole viewers, with assistance from educators. At 1pm, there will be a second sold-out show at the Planetarium, also led by educators. At 2pm, the staff and attendees will move the event outdoors to Quackenbush Square, where attendees and the public will come together for a public viewing party. Viewing party is Bring-Your-Own Viewer only.
Afterwards, attendees are invited to the enjoy discounts/specials at nearby The Olde English Pub & Pantry.
Monday, August 21
- 11am Eclipse Program, Henry Hudson Planetarium, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany
- 1pm Eclipse Program, Henry Hudson Planetarium, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany
- 2pm Public Viewing Party, Outside the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany
About the ACCVB
The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 or visit www.albany.org.