Free Glasses: We are so happy to share the news that our libraries will have free solar eclipse safety glasses to pass out! These will be available the DAY OF THE ECLIPSE. We are not distributing them early as we need to be sure to have enough on hand at our events. We look forward to seeing everyone on August 21st! Please check with your branch library to see what time their event will begin.
Time: The eclipse lasts for several hours, so we understand that you may want to finish your observation off site. That works! You will be able to take your glasses with you that day. The eclipse will begin at approximately 11:54 a.m. and end at 2:36 p.m.
Safety: For your safety, it is important to use undamaged, unscratched safety glasses. Even a small scratch can result in eye damage.
Options for other safe observation can be found here: https://www.space.com/35555-total-solar-eclipse-safety-tips.html
Directions for building a pinhole viewer can be found here: https://www.space.com/15737-safely-sun-build-shoebox-pinhole-camera-video.html
Fun: For a solar game, check out “Solar Tricktionary” here: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/solar-tricktionary/en/