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Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Countdown: News and Updates

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WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 1 p.m. EST

WHERE: Great Lakes Science Center – Promenade Level – 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114 (map)

WHAT + WHO: Leaders from the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Great Lakes Science Center, NASA and Greater Cleveland RTA will share news, updates and tips to prepare for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

  • Mayor Justin M. Bibb
  • Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne
  • Dr. Kirsten M. Ellenbogen, President and CEO, Great Lakes Science Center
  • Dr. James A. Kenyon, Director, NASA’s Glenn Research Center
  • Cuyahoga County Sheriff Harold Pretel
  • Mark Christie, Cuyahoga County Emergency Manager
  • Interim Safety Director Wayne A. Drummond, City of Cleveland
  • Traffic Commissioner Gordon Holmes, City of Cleveland
  • Joel Freilich, GCRTA Director, Service Management

Media is asked to RSVP by 9 a.m. on March 21 to mzickefoose@clevelandohio.gov.


man speaking at a podium    group of people wearing solar eclipse glasses


Photo Gallery from the Event. Media must credit: Cuyahoga County Communications