Caltech Astronomy Outreach visits Piedras Negras, Mexico for April 8 Solar Eclipse

Our event went really well overall with a couple thousand attendees over the weekend’s events. We hosted lectures and solar telescopes and a star party for the community of Piedras Negras, Mexico. Just across the Texas border and on the path of totality. We partnered with the institute of technology of Piedras Negras.

People gathered outside around a giant screen and a billboard reading “2024 Eclipse: Tecnologico de Piedras Negras” The same crowd of people looking up at the sky, which is still bright and cloudy Picture of the eclipse (black circle with flare behind it) Same crowd of people looking up at the sky, but now it is dark