Attention Public Libraries!! Our Application Period for Free Eclipse Glasses is Closed.
Thanks to all of the libraries that have expressed interest in sharing this once-in-a-lifetime experience with their communities. If your library has successfully completed an application but has not received a confirmation email by May 15th, please contact Anne Holland to check your status.
Once we have determined how many kits have been sent out, we may re-open the application to fill any remaining slots. To be notified if more slots become available, be sure to join the STAR_Net community to receive our monthly newsletter.
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Is Your Library’s Community Ready for the Celestial Event of the Century?
Excerpted from ALL-AMERICAN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE By Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. This total eclipse will only be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. No other country will get to see the total eclipse this time.
The rest of the United States and other parts of North and Central America will see a partial eclipse, in which the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun. A partial eclipse is interesting, but nowhere near as awe-inspiring and memorable as a total eclipse. A partial eclipse is also dangerous to look at without something to protect your eyes from the Sun’s damaging rays.