Thank You for Registering!

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming event: A Bite of the Sun – Solar Eclipse Viewing on Talcott Mountain, Monday, April 8, 1:00 – 4:30pm.

READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY; IMPORTANT DETAILS ARE INCLUDED THAT WILL HELP YOU PLAN YOUR TRAVEL AND VISIT. Please allow ample travel time for shuttle pickup and transport to Talcott’s campus so you have plenty of time to enjoy the activities and eclipse viewing at the event.


All attendees should navigate to one of the Eclipse Shuttle pickup points below:

  • AVON – Park & Ride lot at the Walmart (RT44)
  • WEST HARTFORD – Park & Ride lot at the Big Y (Bishop’s Corner)

Please DO NOT navigate directly to Talcott’s campus! NO UNAUTHORIZED INDIVIDUAL/PRIVATE VEHICLES will be admitted during the event.


Shuttles will run continuously with first pickup at each location at 1:00pm, with subsequent pickups every 40-45 minutes. The last transport from Talcott’s campus will depart at 4:30pm. The eclipse begins at 2:13pm with maximum coverage 3:27pm. Please plan your travel time accordingly.

A Bite of the Sun: Solar Eclipse Viewing is complementary and only registered attendees will be permitted on the shuttles and receive admittance to the event. Every participant in your party must be registered.Registration verification will take place at each shuttle pickup location prior to boarding. 

*If you have questions about accessibility, please contact Danielle at 860.677.8571 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

WEST HARTFORD – Park & Ride lot, Big Y (Bishop’s Corner) AVON – Park & Ride lot, Walmart (RT44)


Once you have arrived on campus, expect to have a radiant time! You will attend a short, informative, required session on eclipse safety and receive your protective eclipse sunglasses. From there, you are free to enjoy our much-anticipated activities:

  • Nature-Made Eclipse informational sessions in the TMSCA Planetarium
  • Hands-on activity stations with eclipse and general-science-related activities
  • Stations on safe solar imaging (incl. “making a pinhole camera”)
  • Realtime feed in the Planetarium of the eclipse from a location in the path of totality
  • Touch-a-Truck – NBC Snow Monster

Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes; our mountaintop campus ranges in terrain. We look forward to hosting you, learning together, and witnessing this incredible event!


Should inclement weather impact this event, all registered attendees will be notified of any changes/cancellations via email. These updates will also be posted on our website and Facebook.

QUESTIONS? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 860.677.8571.