Library Prepares for Historic Solar Eclipse with Family Program
Fun and informative program to provide information and glasses for the August 21 eclipse
On August 21, North America will witness an historic solar eclipse, and Colorado will have nearly a front row seat. To celebrate and prepare for this event, the Library is hosting a special program, “Solar Eclipse 2017: The Science & Mystique Behind the Upcoming Amazing Celestial Event,” on Saturday, August 19, from 1 to 2:30 pm. This family program will introduce the young and young-at-heart to the how’s and why’s of eclipses, how eclipses help science, and the lore and mythology behind solar eclipses in literature. A 45-minute presentation by astronomy Professor Richard Koehler will be followed by a Q&A session. Participants will be given free solar eclipse glasses to safely view the phenomenon, refreshments will be served, and a make-and-take craft will be available. This program is intended for families, and all children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and can be accomplished online here. No email address or internet? Call (303) 651-8477 to register.