We're excited to share an exceptional learning opportunity with you! The Rotary Club of Grand Island has invited Dr. Kevin Williams, the esteemed Director of the Whitworth  Ferguson Planetarium at SUNY Buffalo State University and Associate Professor of Geosciences, to deliver a captivating presentation on the upcoming Solar Eclipse. Open to all.
When: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 1:30 PM
Where: Grand Island High School Auditorium
As many of you may know, Western New York (WNY) is situated directly within the "Path of Totality" for the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. This rare phenomenon, where the moon completely covers the sun, promises an unforgettable celestial spectacle. It's a unique opportunity, especially since WNY is perfectly positioned for this event, attracting enthusiasts and visitors in large numbers.
We encourage you to join the Grand Island Rotary at this free educational event. Dr. Williams's expertise offers a fantastic chance to deepen our understanding of this astronomical event.  
Additionally, we're pleased to inform you that the Grand Island School District has procured a pair of solar eclipse glasses for each District student, ensuring a safe viewing experience. These glasses will be distributed before the Spring recess. For those interested in obtaining extra pairs for family members, Dr. Williams kindly offers them in exchange for a voluntary donation of $2.00 to the planetarium.  These will be available prior to the start of the program.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to engage in a community learning experience and witness a remarkable natural event. We look forward to seeing many of you there!