Celestial Event of the Century

On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States in a spectacle that hasn’t occurred in 99 years. The Space Science Institute (SSI) was awarded a grant that will provide 1.26 million solar viewing glasses and other resources for 1,500 public libraries across the nation.

Your library could be a center for eclipse education and viewing for your community. Register your library with the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute. (http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017-eclipse-registration/) Once you’re registered, you’ll have access to NCIL resources to help you plan and promote your eclipse event.

Learn more by attending a webinar on Wednesday, January 25, at 3 p.m. EST or visit the NCIL website for more information. Note: Although the webinar does not require registration, it will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are encouraged to sign in at least a half an hour early. If the room is full, you can access a full recording on the STAR_Net website on January 26 at: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/#archive