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In collaboration with the Nebraska Science Festival, we are pleased to offer “Nebraska SciFest SUN-Day at Branched Oak Observatory”. As you know, the Great American Eclipse of 2024 is almost here and you need to be prepared to safely view this incredible event! On SUN-Day April 7th, Branched Oak Observatory will be giving out, free of charge, Solar Eclipse Glasses (AS SUPPLIES LAST). We will also have Solar Eclipse programming to teach you and your family about the “What,” “Where,” and “When” of April 8th’s incredible solar eclipse.
While you visit Branched Oak Observatory you also get to do what you were always told what NOT to do… look at the Sun! With our special White Light and Hydrogen Alpha Telescopes, you will have a chance to see Sunspots, Solar Prominences, Granulation, Filaments, and so much more on the surface of our closest star… the Sun. Note: Solar viewing is dependent on the weather.


  • This is a FREE event, but donations are very much appreciated ($5 per visitor is suggested).
  • Solar Glasses Giveaway – AS SUPPLIES LAST
  • No Registration
  • Open to Everyone
  • Arrive Anytime Between the Times Given
  • Stay for the Entire Event or As Long As You Want
  • No Park Permit Required


Confirmed BOO Volunteers


[Michael Sibbernsen will be unavailable for this event]

Additional BOO Volunteers are encouraged to join if available.

Volunteers: please check back here (as well as your messages) for event confirmation, cancelation, or postponement announcements.

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