Solar Eclipse | Student Fest @ CAM

  • Mon, Apr 8, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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Join us for a celestial celebration out of this world as CAM teams up with the NU Astronomy Club, and the Office of Campus Activities to present the Solar Eclipse viewing party on the CAM’s museum portico. The eclipse will start at  2:00 pm, with totality beginning at 3:15 pm for about 4 minutes, and ending at 4:30 pm.

Event Highlights:

  • Out of this world Costume Contest:  Dress to eclipse others in a fun costume contest through the day's activities.  The best costume will win $100 in Gally gold!
  • Refreshments: Enjoy festive beverages and eclipse-themed treats. A food truck will be available with free food vouchers for the first 50 students at 1:30 p.m.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing: Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a solar eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun on the Castellani Portico. Safely observe this natural wonder using provided eclipse glasses, telescopes, and the option to make your own glasses, allowing you to see this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Guided Astronomy Talks: Learn from the NU Science Department Faculty about the science behind solar eclipses, the celestial mechanics at play, and the significance of this rare event. 
  • Art and Science Fusion: Immerse yourself in the intersection of art and science with hands-on activities that fuse creativity and learning. Participate in eclipse-themed art projects.

List of events and Times

Date & Time

Mon, Apr 8, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

7 Varsity Drive
Niagara University, New York 14109 Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at the center of the Niagara University campus is dedicated to the enjoyment and educational potential of artistic creativity. As a major resource for the visual arts in Niagara County, the CAM's permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of mainly modern and contemporary art, and hosts a unique Folk Arts Program supporting traditional artists and community-based cultural traditions in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

In keeping with Niagara University's Vincentian mission, the museum recognizes and serves the diverse racial, ethnic, and religious communities of the Niagara region through the organization and presentation of exhibitions which honor and explore their artistic traditions and contemporary output. In addition to presenting diverse artistic expressions, the museum works in partnerships to explore and redefine the relationship between the museum and its constituencies.

As a university museum, the Castellani Art Museum serves the educational needs of the community,  by working with Niagara University faculty on integrative learning projects for college students and providing art education programs for area schools and cultural organizations. The museum staff works with educators to develop art-based learning programs that help to promote critical thinking.

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