Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Gather with friends and family at the Main Library for a special party celebrating the 2017 Solar Eclipse. On Monday, August 21, guests can stop by the Colfax Auditorium at 12:00 p.m. to begin watching NASA's live stream broadcast. Interested participants are then invited to congregate in the garden plaza and work on a community art project. While waiting for the eclipse to occur, games, such as a solar system bean bag toss, will keep everyone entertained. The Waffle Wagon will have treats available for purchase.
The eclipse is expected to peak at 2:22 p.m. and last approximately two minutes and forty seconds. Special viewing glasses will be provided on a first come, first served basis. In the case of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors.
The last time most Americans experienced a total solar eclipse was 1991. In 2017, an estimated 500 million people will be able to observe the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, in partial or total form: 391 million in the U.S., 35 million in Canada, and 119 million in Mexico (plus Central America and parts of South America and northwestern Europe). This is a golden opportunity to observe one of nature's most exciting splendors.