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Monday, August 21, 2017

Great American Solar Eclipse Watch @ Your Library! (Mon. 21 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

 

The Future’s So Bright…You Better Wear Shades!

 

 

Join us and watch the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, outside at all four Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County locations – Mount Vernon, Danville Public Library, Fredericktown Community Library and Gambier Community Library.

 

 

The solar eclipse for the Columbus region is scheduled to begin at 1:04 p.m., reaches peak at 2:30 p.m., and ends at 3:52 p.m. Coverage of the sun for the area is expected to be 86 percent.  

 

 

In case of bad weather, or for those who cannot be outside in the heat, we will have special live streaming of the solar eclipse  and informational programs on the big screen in the lower level multimedia room beginning at noon at the main library in Mount Vernon.

 

 

Pick up a free pair of NASA verified solar eclipse safe glasses beginning on Monday, August 14 (while supplies last) during business hours at all four library locations, at the Friends of the Library Book Warehouse, and at the WMVO/WQIO radio station. Limits of one per person or 4 glasses per family are recommended.

 

 

Refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to all ages.

 

 

This program is available thanks to grants obtained through the Space Science Institute, NASA @ My Library, the Moore Foundation, StarNet Science Technology Activities and Resources for Libraries, and the National Center for Interactive Learning.

 

 

For more information call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) or any of the branch library locations, or Linette Porter-Metler PLMVKC Community Relations, at 740-501-0080 (text or msg), or email [email protected].

 

 

Solar Eclipse Party! (Mon. 21 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join the Knox County Park District for this perhaps, once-in-a-lifetime spectacular event at Wolf Run Regional Park.  The August 21st Total Eclipse seen throughout much the United States stretching from western to eastern US will be seen as a partial eclipse to those of us in central Ohio.  This partial eclipse will certainly not disappoint as we are nearby to the path of totality, which is in Kentucky.  A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun revealing the sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona.  The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 and next one will not take place until 2024.  The "party" starts just as the moon shadow on the sun begins.  Party-goers will need protective eyewear in order to watch the solar eclipse party.  Park District will have some eyewear to lend.  For those who do not have protective eyewear we'll do the old "pinhole in the cardboard box trick".  It works and is also totally awesome!  Bring a bag chair and snacks to share with other participants.  Knox County Park District will provide lemonade and iced tea. 

Solar Eclipse Party (Mon. 21 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Meets at Wolf Run Regional Park located at 17621 Yauger Rd. Mount Vernon 43050.  Join the Knox County Park District for this spectacular event at Wolf Run Regional Park.  The August 21st Total Eclipse seen through much the United States  will be seen as a partial eclipse for us in central Ohio.  This partial eclipse will certainly not disappoint!  The “party” starts just as the moon shadow on the sun begins.  Party-goers will need protective eyewear in order to watch the solar eclipse.  Park District will provide limited eyewear.  For those who do not have protective eyewear we’ll do the old “pinhole in the cardboard box trick.”  Bring a chair and snacks.  Knox County Park District will provide lemonade and iced tea.   No registration necessary.

 

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