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Flower Moon Eclipse Gathering

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SUNDAY, MAY 15 | 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM


$24 adults | $21 seniors | $13 (age 5-18) | Members = 20% discount


Advance registration required. There will be no ticket sales after 3pm on Sunday, May 15. Rain or shine.

Stay up late and experience the rare full flower moon’s total lunar eclipse from Boscobel. Explore the science behind this celestial happening with Museum Educator, Lisa DiMarzo and discover a 19th-century magic lantern show of Stars, Moon, Planets, and the Cosmos led by Dawn Elliot and Joel Schlemowitz.

Weather permitting, the eclipse on May 15, 2022, will be visible to almost everyone in North America. Boscobel’s iconic south view will be the perfect spot to witness the eclipse in a safe place. The eclipse will last several hours. This event takes place outside. Please bring a chair, dress for the weather, and wear a good bug spray!

  • Partial eclipse begins: 10:27 pm
  • Total eclipse begins: 11:29 pm
  • Maximum eclipse: 11:29 pm
  • Total eclipse ends: 12:53 am
  • Partial eclipse ends: 1:55 am

Magic lantern performers Dawn Elliott and Joel Schlemowitz present a unique out-of-doors performance of 19th century glass slides, as originally used for astronomical illustrated lectures and popular entertainment. Marvel at animated images using mechanical lantern sides that prove “The Rotundity of the Earth” and show the moon’s tidal influence. Music and excerpts of 19th century magic lantern performance recitations will accompany this glowing cavalcade of celestial images. Elliott and Schlemowitz perform with period slides and magic lanterns and have received awards from the Magic Lantern Society UK and the Victorian Society NY.




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