CNY Arts, Inc.


Auburn Museum to Host Curator Talk Exploring Historic Laboratory’s Connection to Upcoming Solar Eclipse

About the program:

In 1925 Auburn witnessed a total solar eclipse, which for many was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This rare astronomical phenomenon attracted the attention of local scientist Theodore Case, the inventor of the Movietone sound-on-film system. Ted and members of his lab worked with the Colby Radio Research Lab while observing, documenting, and even filming the solar eclipse. Join Cayuga Museum Curator Haley Boothe for a lunchtime presentation, ”Once in a Lifetime: A Brief Introduction to Solar Eclipses, the Case Research Lab, and How They’re Connected.”

Bring a bag lunch and enjoy this special lecture exploring Auburn’s scientific past. Admission is free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

This lunchtime lecture will be held in the Cayuga Museum of History and Art’s Carriage House Theater on Saturday, April 6 from 12-1 PM. The Theater is located at 203 Genesee St. in Auburn, NY, behind the Cayuga Museum. Parking is available adjacent to the theater, in front of the museum on Genesee St., or in the immediate neighborhood. The Cayuga Museum will be open for our regular Saturday hours during this time. Bring your family to enjoy special eclipse themed hands-on activities. Admission is free for families with children 12 and under on Saturdays. Learn more about other eclipse related activities during the week at

Thank you to event sponsors the Technology Alliance of Central New York, Pinnacle Investments, Lyons National Bank, and Midstate Mutual, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts for making this program possible.