The Eclipse at the Alamo

The Eclipse at the Alamo

Eclipse at the Alamo

American Paper Optics manufactured custom Alamo eclipse glasses for the Annular Eclipse (2023) and the Total Solar Eclipse (2024). The glasses, manufactured to look like the Alamo, were sold on their website as a commemorative keepsake. 


Annular Alamo Event (Invitation)

The Alamo will host Eclipse Watch on Saturday, October 14, when San Antonio will be in the direct viewing path for the annular solar eclipse. According to NASA, the peak annularity window will take place from 11:52 a.m. to 11:56 a.m.

An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth while positioned at or near its farthest point from Earth. As a result, the Moon appears as a dark disk on top of a larger, bright disk, creating what looks like a ring around the Moon.

The Alamo encourages visitors to protect their eyes with our commemorative solar eclipse glasses that feature the iconic parapet roofline of the Alamo! These glasses meet safety requirements and are sold for $5 each at the Alamo Welcome Center.

Total Eclipse at the Alamo (Invitation)

Following the remarkable turnout for last October's solar eclipse viewing, the Alamo is thrilled to invite the community and visitors to another awe-inspiring Eclipse Watch. Join us in front of the Shrine of Texas Liberty, on Alamo Plaza, for an unparalleled celestial event set against the backdrop of Texas history. 

Safeguard your eyes with our specially designed glasses featuring the iconic parapet roofline of the Alamo. Meeting all safety requirements, these custom glasses (manufactured by American Paper Optics) are available for $5 each at our Alamo Welcome Center. Secure your pair now and enjoy the eclipse!

Mark your calendars for April 8 and be part of a gathering that transcends time, combining the historical legacy of The Alamo with the wonder of the solar eclipse. 

This Eclipse Watch promises to be an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Alamo Plaza for an afternoon where history meets the cosmos.