Join us to learn more about the full solar eclipse that is occurring on August 21, 2017.
This total eclipse
of the sun is the first since 1776 whose path of totality — the narrow
corridor where observers will be in the moon’s shadow as it covers the
sun — lies completely within the continental United States and no other
country. The last total solar eclipse to transect the US was in 1918 although we've had some partial eclipses since.
The path will bring this eclipse close to Danville with full eclipse viewing only a few hours away. Danville will experience 91% "totality." Amateur astronomer and Adult Services librarian, Mindy Tuceryan will be giving some tips on safe viewing of the partial eclipse that will be visible in Danville and other astronomical tid-bits.
Solar glasses for safe viewing will be distributed to patrons, as well. Thank you to Star.Net and The Moore Foundation, who provided these through a grant. We are distributing a portion of these to the Danville Public Schools for school children to use on Monday, August 21st. For this reason, we are limiting the distribution to two (2) pair of solar glasses per household.