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Hillary Olson, President & CEO of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, to Speak at 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting

Aug 8, 2023

Hillary Olson, President & CEO of the Rochester Museum & Science Center will be presenting on the upcoming 2024 Solar Eclipse on the morning of Thursday, September 14th at the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting.  

The entire state of New York will have the opportunity to view the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. While Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Plattsburgh are planning for totality, the whole state will see and experience a great show. Learn more about the science behind eclipses and ways to engage your community and visitors to view this once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

Why you should attend this session: 

  • To learn about eclipses and why people (and tourists!) are interested in them 
  • To learn community and tourism engagement strategies for the eclipse on April 8, 2024 
  • To totally learn about totality! 
  • To understand how you can prepare your community to celebrate and experience the eclipse safely

Key Takeaways: 

  • Everyone in New York will be able to see a total or a partial eclipse on the afternoon of April 8, 2024 
  • The April 2024 eclipse is a major tourism opportunity for everyone in New York State
  • Eclipses are cool!

About Hillary: 

Hillary Olson is the President and CEO of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, where she started in late 2018. Prior to starting at RMSC, Hillary worked at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Griffith Observatory and Planetarium in Los Angeles. She holds a B.S. in Earth and Space Sciences and an M.S. in Museum Leadership. Hillary LOVES Stargazing, eclipse-watching, and engaging people in conversations about science!

Register now for the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting! 

Hillary Olson 

President & CEO 

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Eclipses are cool! 

Learn more about the Rochester Museum & Science Center on their website.