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Lyceum Lunch with Tom O’Grady!

The Southeast Ohio History Center Lyceum Lunch Speaker Series presents the program “Not Since Tecumseh: Darkness at Midday in the Ohio Country – Total Eclipse of the Sun.” The program is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. 

Speaker, Tom O’Grady, from the Southeast Ohio History Center and the Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present information about solar eclipses and their role in human history, as well as the significance of the upcoming eclipse on April 8th of this year. Visitors will be coming to Ohio from every continent on Earth to witness this dramatic and uncommon celestial phenomenon.

He will include information about the last total eclipse of the sun in Ohio, known as Tecumseh’s Eclipse, on June 16, 1806 and its significance to our history here. After the upcoming eclipse in April 2024, the next total eclipse of the sun visible in Ohio will not be until September 14, 2099.

Please join us for this free celebration of celestial history in Ohio! We hope you’ll bring your lunch and learn with us!


Feb 15 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Southeast Ohio History Center
24 West State Street, Athens, Ohio, 45701

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