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So You Need Solar Eclipse Glasses?

Come to OLPL @ 1 pm on Mon. Aug 21st

We think it is great that so many people are interested in the scientific event we call a solar eclipse.  The Village Green is a wonderful place to view the eclipse on Monday, August 21st between Noon and 2:45 pm.  We have hundreds of safe eclipse viewing glasses that we received from a grant.  Thank you to the STAR Library Network and the financial supporters who made this possible: Moore Foundation, Google, NASA, NSF, and the Research Corporation.  They provided us with the glasses, so we know that, if used properly, they can allow safe viewing of the sun.

Starting at 1 pm on Monday, August 21st,  OLPL staff members will distribute solar viewing glasses for use to view the eclipse.  1:20 - 1:22 is peak coverage at 87%. From 1-2 pm we will be live streaming the eclipse from NASA's feed, collecting temperature data for scientists,  and creating corona art. Ms. Emily will Skype in from Shawnee National Forest where totality will occur, and if the weather does not cooperate, additional indoor eclipse options will be offered.

Please stay safe during the eclipse. Using a pinhole device is one of the safest viewing options. Visit to make your own box pinhole box viewer.

Created by Emily Kenny on Aug 15th, 2017 @ 3:03 PM.
Updated on Aug 17th, 2017 @ 12:34 PM.