Celebrate science with fun, hands-on and multimedia activities that you can use immediately in your library to explore the Sun and Moon. Get ready for the the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States in a narrow band from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. In fact, the last total solar eclipse for the United States was nearly 40 years ago. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse. The rest of the U.S. and North America will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. Receive tips for hosting a safe solar viewing event and learn to use astronomy tools for engaging your community in science all year long.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Services
Interests: Adult Services, Children’s Services, Community Engagement, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Professional Development, Public Programs, Public Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Training, Transforming Libraries, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Consortium, Joint Use, Public, Regional System, Rural, State Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.