August Solar Eclipse

August Solar Eclipse

Learn about and safely view the 2017 Solar Eclipse at the library!

Sat. August 12th at 1:00pm
A New Observer’s Guide To The August 21st Solar Eclipse

Presenter: Damian G. Allis, Ph.D. is the director of CNY Observers and a NASA Solar System Ambassador

The total solar eclipse on August 21st will be the first of its kind across the continental United States since 1979. New York observers will see partial coverage of the Sun. In preparation for the event, this lecture will cover a wide range of eclipse-related topics:

  • How the arrangement and motions of the Sun, Earth, and Moon produce solar/lunar eclipses
  • The history of eclipses in the context of world history and physics
  • How to safely observe a solar eclipse, as well as do some observing of the sun (weather permitting) with solar telescopes

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Mon. August 21st from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (weather permitting)
Solar Eclipse Viewing

Join us at the library to safely view a partial solar eclipse!  A partial eclipse is dangerous to look at without appropriate eye protection. Solar viewing glasses will be provided. We will also have fun space themed crafts for our youngest participants.

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