August 2017 Blog Posts (5)

View Eclipse @ Your Library

Party with us today. Monday, Aug. 21,  and view the astronomical event of the century, the Great American Eclipse.  Each library branch location is hosting a viewing party.  Drop in anytime from 12:30 - 4 pm to participate.  The Maximum eclipse should be approximately 2:25-2:27 pm.  Don't be late.

We have pinhole projectors and eclipse glasses to share.   Crafts will be available for little ones to create and commemorate the event.

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Added by Alisa Burch on August 21, 2017 at 8:48am — No Comments

Solar Eclipse Glasses recalled on Amazon

This is a human eye with a permanently burned retina.

If you look at the eclipse without proper protection, it could soon be yours.  Are you paying attention yet?  (Picture from …

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Added by Eden Ransdell on August 15, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Build a Pinhole Projector - a safe alternative to eclipse glasses

A pinhole projector is the simplest and safest way to view the eclipse, and you probably already have the materials lying around your house!  Here are some examples of various styles you can put together.

Paper Plate Eclipse Viewer

(Image from Nurturestore.co.uk)…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on August 8, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Safe sources for Solar Eclipse glasses

If you will be using solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse on August 21, make sure they are real before you trust your vision with them!  Safe solar glasses should have have the ISO 12312-2 standard printed on them as well as the name of a reputable manufacturer.  Be warned that there many listings on Amazon for glasses that claim to be made in the USA by American Paper Optics, but are actually Chinese imitations.  These…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on August 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Library offers Pre-Eclipse Programs

In cooperation with the Harrison County Public Library astronomer Mark Steven Williams of StarGeezer Astronomy will host a series of Total Solar Eclipse Preview programs in Harrison County August 9 - August 15.

In addition to viewing the Sun through telescopes with safe solar filters and demonstrations of a “pinhole camera”, guests will learn the local circumstances of the eclipse, the history, science and folklore of eclipses, why there aren’t eclipses each month,…

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Added by Alisa Burch on August 2, 2017 at 8:38am — No Comments

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