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New York City

New York City may not be in the path of totality, but it is the place we call home. The Big Apple will get 90 percent totality on April 8 and, given the Simons Foundation’s commitment to supporting research and public engagement in our beloved hometown, we knew it was important to support eclipse celebrations here.

Life in New York can be hectic. We’re absorbed in our day-to-day routines, and it’s rare that we’re afforded opportunities to slow down and look up at the cosmos. On April 8, 2024, we’ll be able to do just that.

We see this as another way to strengthen our ever-growing community of scientists and collaborators here in New York. By leveraging existing partnerships and creating brand new ones, we’re working to ensure that people all across the five boroughs can celebrate the eclipse in a multitude of ways.

After all, 90 percent is better than nothing.