Two solar eclipses are coming to North America! An annular eclipse occurs on Saturday, October 14, 2023, and a total eclipse occurs on Monday, April 8, 2024.
It is time for librarians to prepare their patrons for the eclipses
With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Space Science Institute, through its Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL) program is distributing five-million solar-viewing glasses to 10,000 libraries, plus providing information and activities to share with library patrons. In addition, workshops for librarians are being held across the country to ensure library patrons can safely enjoy these spectacular celestial events.
Below are statistics showing how well we are doing and a map of participating libraries. If you scroll further down, you can see how you can be involved or get the latest information and activities regarding the eclipses.