1. Take eclipse day off — now!
You may think two years is a bit of a long lead time, and, unless you work for a magazine called Astronomy, it may be. The point to consider is that April 8, 2024, may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history. If not now, figure out the earliest date that makes sense for you to request April 8 as a vacation day, and mark it on your calendar.2. Make a weekend out of it
Eclipse day in 2024 is a Monday. Lots of related activities in cities that will experience totality during the 2024 total solar eclipse will occur on Saturday and Sunday. Find out what they are, where they’re being held, and which you want to attend, and make a mini-vacation out of the eclipse. Events like cruises to exotic locations will allow you to experience the full social impact of the eclipse.
3. Attend an event
You’ll enjoy the eclipse more if you hook up with like-minded people. If you don’t see any special goings-on a few months before April 8, call your local astronomy club, planetarium, or science center. Anyone you talk to is sure to know about eclipse activities.
4. Get involved
If your interests include celestial events and public service, consider volunteering with a group putting on an eclipse event. You’ll learn a lot and make some new friends in the process. And don’t forget to brush up on your 2024 total solar eclipse trivia!
5. Watch the weather