Super Solar Eclipse Saturday with Astronaut Ron Garan

Saturday, March 23, 2024

The HRM was thrilled to welcome Astronaut Ron Garan back home to Yonkers during Super Solar Eclipse Saturday. Thank you to all who came out during Garan’s exceptional daytime talk, Expedition Space, and evening talk, The Orbital Perspective.

We were honored to share the evening program with elected officials, including City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, New York State Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (District 90), Westchester County Legislator Shanae Williams (District 16), Westchester County Legislator James Nolan (District 15), and Yonkers City Council Member Deana Renee Robinson, as well as event sponsors Yolanda F. Johnson, Christina O’Neill, and Orange Bank & Trust Company. Plus, thanks to Yonkers Brewing Co. for their in-kind donation toward our lively cocktail reception.

We were also joined throughout the day by HRM Docents, Junior Docents, Members, students from the Charter School for Educational Excellence, supporters, collaborators, and many new friends and future astronauts.

And, of course, a huge thank you to Ron Garan for inspiring us with his engaging and illuminating talks!


This project is supported by a Market New York grant awarded to the Hudson River Museum of Westchester from Empire State Development and I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

Programs featuring Ron Garan are generously sponsored by Betsy May Stern with additional support from Yolanda F. Johnson, Christina O’Neill, and Orange Bank & Trust Company.


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