April eclipse preview

Liam Tarpley looks at the annular eclipse in October 2023 through a pair of special safety glasses. A speaker will talk about the upcoming April eclipse at Barton Springs Pool on March 25. Pam LeBlanc photo

Want to learn more about the April 8 eclipse before the big day? Head to Barton Springs for the Full Moon Swim on March 25.

Dawn Davies, the Night Sky Program Manager for the Hill Country Alliance and a former board member of the Austin Astronomical Society, will share information about the upcoming celestial event, when parts of Central Texas will fall into the path of totality.

Hands-on, family friendly activities are planned for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the pool, followed by the eclipse presentation and a Q&A from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Visitors can look at the night sky through a telescope – or bring their own binoculars and telescopes – following the presentation. Astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts will be on hand to help and free eclipse glasses will be distributed.

Read more: Want a day pass to see the eclipse at a Texas state park?

If you’ve never attended a Full Moon Swim at Barton Springs Pool, prepare for lots of howling when the moon makes an appearance. It’s a classic Austin experience.

Learn more about the eclipse at Total Eclipse 2024. Learn more about How To View the Total Eclipse Safely.


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