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Total Solar Eclipse at Dallas Cotton Bowl® Stadium

Streaming live from the Cotton Bowl® Stadium, we're bringing you front-row seats to witness this awe-inspiring cosmic event. 

Watch live starting at 9:30 AM CDT, Monday, April 8: 

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A map of the where the total eclipse in April of 2024 will be seen.
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On April 8, the moon will pass directly between the sun and Earth, aligning perfectly to produce a total solar eclipse! When this occurs, the moon casts a shadow along a portion of the Earth's surface, and Dallas is right in this path of totality!

Join us at the Dallas Cotton Bowl® Stadium for a fun FREE event that promises to make your solar eclipse experience unforgettable. We're bringing you front-row seats to witness the awe-inspiring cosmic event (weather permitting), kicking off at 9:30 AM CDT.

This event will feature Neil deGrasse Tyson as our virtual guest speaker*, along with Ready, Jet, Go!™ from PBS who will be there in person. Additional experts from NOAA, NSF, and NASA will talk about the eclipse, space weather, and why we study the sun.

Gates will open at 8:30 AM CDT, so come early to visit booths and exhibits, which will include hands-on activities and take-home giveaways from various STEM organizations. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided and food will be available for purchase. 

The event ends at 2:00 PM CDT, but some booths will remain open until the gates close at 3:30 PM CDT.

Don't miss out on this celestial extravaganza! Get your FREE tickets now!

The live event is available on the TVU Grid network. Login to TVU Grid and use Grid Token code: 66803382

Livestream coverage will begin 9:30 AM CDT.

Click the register button for free tickets.

* Neil deGrasse Tyson, previously scheduled to appear at the Total Solar Eclipse viewing event at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, has shifted his plans to view it at a different location. He will still appear via the Jumbotron to provide a version of StarTalk. “Ready Jet Go” along with Professor, Planetary Science and Astronomer Dr. Amy Mainzer will be the featured attraction and the rest of the action-packed program will continue as planned.


All time is reflected for the CDT time zone.

Doors Open 8:30 AM
Event Begins 9:30 AM
Partial Eclipse Begins 12:23 PM
Totality Begins 1:40 PM
Totality Ends 1:44 PM
Partial Eclipse Ends 3:02 PM
Doors Close 3:30 PM


Virtual Guest Speaker

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysicist, author, science communicator

Master of Ceremonies

  • Meredith Garofalo: Award-winning TV meteorologist and space/science correspondent

In-Person Speakers

  • Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D: Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; NOAA Administrator
  • Joseph Westlake, Ph.D: Director, Heliophysics Division, NASA 
  • Jim Greenhouse: Space Science Director, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
  • Patty Seaton: Planetarium Specialist at the Howard B. Owens Science Center
  • Elsayed Talaat, Ph.D: Director, Office of Space Weather Observations, NOAA
  • Juha-Pekka Luntama: Head of Space Weather, Space Situational Programme Office,  European Space Agency
  • Sultan Al Neyadi: UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs; Astronaut 
  • Cherilynn Morrow and Craig deForest: Polarimeter to UNify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH), NASA
  • Kenric Davies: President of Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT)
  • Ready, Jet, Go!™: PBS animated show for kids, brought to life, to talk about space