TBMOPA and the Dark Side of the Moon!

Join TBMOPA for an unforgettable celestial journey as the Great 2024 Total Eclipse comes to Georgetown Airport (KGTU) in TexasOn April 8th as we welcome our TBMOPA Members for a fly-in to witness this spectacular phenomenon.  If you miss the eclipse this year, don’t worry, the next North American Total Eclipse occurs in 2044. 

🚀 Special Guest Appearance: We're honored to have our very own Board Director, TBM owner, and Astronaut, John Grunsfeld, join us for the eventWhile we’re preparing to view the total eclipse, Dr. Grunsfeld will give a short oral presentation on basic solar physics and the mechanics of a total eclipse, and how we can glean invaluable insights from this awe-inspiring event. Learn what to expect and discover the safest ways to view the eclipse, ensuring a memorable and safe experience.

🍔🌭 Food Trucks & Activities: Hungry for more excitement? Our friends at Cutter Aviation have arranged a delightful assortment of food trucks and engaging activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Indulge in delicious treats while immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere.

👓 Safe Viewing: Remember to protect your eyes! TBMOPA will provide eclipse glasses so you can witness the magic of the solar eclipse safely. Dr. Grunsfeld will guide you through the proper techniques for observing this celestial marvel, ensuring an enriching experience for everyone. We hope to have a couple of telescopes available for safe viewing of the event in more detail.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event! Mark your calendars and join us at Georgetown Airport (KGTU) on April 8th for an extraordinary celebration of nature's wonders. See you there!

  • Because this event is a popular attraction, we will not manage hotels. We recommend you fly in and out on the same day.


April 8

  • 1000-1200 Arrivals to GTU and Cutter Aviation
  • 1230 - John Grunsfeld speaks about the eclipse.
  • The eclipse can be seen in Williamson County between 12:18 p.m. to 2:58 p.m. with maximum totality at 1:37 p.m.