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Solar Eclipse

Event Type: NONE
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 8/21/2017
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 A drop-in event! Eclipse starts around 1:10pm. Maximum obscuration (80%) around 2:20pm. Ends 3:45pm.

We will have safety glasses and telescope filters available for SAFE VIEWING. Please do not ever, ever, ever stare directly at the sun!
How to tell if your eclipse glasses are safe.

This year's solar eclipse will be visible across the US. Technically this is a TOTAL Solar Eclipse, but in Michigan we will only see PART of the sun obscured (we won't go totally dark here). Click here for more info and a map of where to go in the US if you want to see the 2017 eclipse In Totality. But our event here, a partial eclipse, is still going to be pretty fun!

Here's another great map from NASA!

Please note: this event will take place rain or shine - we'll have lots of activities even if it is cloudy, and we'll live stream the eclipse from a sunnier place.

We are OUT of safety glasses to hand out right now. We WILL have more glasses during our eclipse event on Aug 21, 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Eclipse Model - in downstairs Community Room
Solar Observatory - in downstairs Community Room
Paint the Sun - Lower Level Group Study Room
Sun Cookies - Storytime Room
Safety Glasses - at Youth Desk

outdoors:
telescopes with solar filters
sun safety demos
pinhole projectors
crescent shadows

Thanks to the Moore Foundation, Google, NASA, NSF, the Research Corporation, and StarNet for providing the safety glasses!

Location: Community Room - Lower Level