Solar Eclipse 2017!

On Monday, Aug. 21, there will be a total solar eclipse. For a brief time, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun completely obscuring the sun’s rays and bringing temporary darkness to the day! In Denver we won’t have 100 percent coverage of the sun, but it should still be mostly hidden and interesting to see.

Because you should never, ever, ever look directly at the sun, even if it is mostly hidden, you’ll need special eclipse viewing glasses in order to witness this once and a lifetime event. To help you enjoy watching this celestial event safely, we will have a limited number of free eclipse viewing glasses that can be picked up from certain Denver Public Library locations, starting Aug. 1, 2017. See the map below for the location nearest you:

Map of participating locations

In addition to solar eclipse glasses, we also have some fun space-related programs coming up:

Discovery Night: Film Canister Rockets
Monday, July 17, 5-7 p.m.
Central Library, Children’s Pavilion

The Sun, the Moon and Us: A Guide to the Great American Eclipse of 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 4-5:30 p.m., Ages 12+
Central Library, Conference Center

Film Canister Rockets
Wednesday, August 2, 1-3 p.m.
Central Library, Floor 4, SM Energy ideaLAB

Solar Printing
Wednesday, August 16, 1-3 p.m.
Central Library, Floor 4, SM Energy ideaLAB

Written by Ashley on July 14, 2017

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