We’ve joined forces with Waterloo Greenway and The Long Center as part of Simons Foundation’s In the Path of Totality to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event coming to Austin during Fusebox Festival!

Three days of eclipse-related programming from April 7- 9, with poetry and storytelling, family-friendly educational programs, music, and more!  Set your watches for 1:36PM April 8th for the eclipse’s totality and come celebrate with us.

The Universe in Verse

Created and hosted by writer Maria Popova, The Universe in Verse is a charitable celebration of science and the wonder of reality, winged with poetry and music.

On the eve of the 2024 total solar eclipse, we will gather under Waterloo Park’s starlit skies to reverence the majesty and mystery of Earth’s most sublime experience of the cosmos. Maria will take us into the science of the Sun and the Moon, of gravity and relativity; the discoveries of Newton, Kepler, and Galileo; the stories of the historic eclipse expedition that catapulted Einstein into celebrity and of the forgotten woman who published the first popular science book on eclipses while editing Emily Dickinson’s poetry.

Crowning the evening will be a special music surprise!

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Eclipse Viewing Party

Part of the In the Path of Totality initiative is a FREE eclipse viewing party on the Long Center lawn and H-E-B Terrace.

Doors open at 11AM in anticipation of totality, occurring at 1:36PM local time. Hosted by Radiolab’s Molly Webster, the event will feature 4 hours of entertainment, centered around the total eclipse and will provide opportunities for guests to engage with astronomers and celebrate together with the community. The Radiolab team will be recording a special episode from the Long Center, and the day will feature music by composer and Austin legend Graham Reynolds. Acclaimed writers Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman will lead guests through a visual storytelling experience. Custom eclipse-themed beer from local Austin breweries, as well as food and other refreshments, will be available during the event and the first 1000 guests to arrive will receive eclipse tote bags. All guests will receive complimentary viewing glasses.

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Morning Glories with Radiolab’s Molly Webster

A special edition of Morning Glories at Waterloo Park with Radiolab’s Molly Webster will lead children and families through a reading of her book, Little Black Hole, a space-themed story about belonging and the power of friendship.

The event is part of Waterloo Greenway’s Morning Glories series, a free weekly early childhood education program that aims to foster a lifelong love of learning, community, and the outdoors through music and dance, cultural learning, and nature play.

This event is free and open to the public!

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Guadalupe Maravilla’s Serpent of the Sun and the Moon

Serpent of the Sun and the Moon is a bronze sculpture commissioned by Fusebox and Waterloo Park specifically for the Austin solar eclipse. This piece is part of Maravilla’s series of sculptures titled Disease Throwers created by Maravilla which function as vibrational healing instruments. It represents a serpent holding two gongs – a Sun Gong coming from the cloud and Moon gong from the mouth of the serpent. Each gong resonates at the frequency of their corresponding celestial bodies. The sculpture was produced in Mexico City and will be activated in a sound bath in preparation for the eclipse.

  • Installation Unveiling + Sound Bath: Tuesday April 2nd at 10:00am
  • Opening Reception + Activation: Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30pm

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