During the month of August 2017, the J. Ardis Bell Library celebrated the total solar eclipse in a variety of ways. We purchased and gave away 100 eclipse glasses, printed 20 pinhole projectors on our 3D printers, and gave away pinhole viewer bookmarks and informational brochures. We welcomed a number of people on eclipse day either picking up glasses, watching NASA TV live streaming of the event across the country, or in front of the library viewing the partial eclipse and taking photos. Book displays and a looping digital presentation about the eclipse were also popular during the month. Here are some photos of the celebration in and out of the library as a reminder of the excitement of this event. Get ready for the next total solar eclipse for North America which will include Texas this time – April 8, 2024!
In Astronomy, NE Library, Observances, Science & Technology, Special Events, STEM