“What’s a Solar Eclipse?” at the Library | July 29, 2017

The Round Rock Public Library presents a family science event to explore concepts related to the highly anticipated solar eclipse in August. Explore and learn  from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017. These free activities are flexible and can be enjoyed by anyone old enough to be curious about the sun, the moon, or the eclipse.

We’ll have a variety of come-and-go hands-on stations in the Gallery and Room A, thanks to our friends at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Reimers Observatory, the Texas Museum of Science and Technology, and author Amy Jackson.

Please join us to explore and learn, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29. These free activities are flexible and can be enjoyed by anyone old enough to be curious about the sun, the moon, or the eclipse.

About the eclipse:

Monday, August 21, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and our sun, casting the Moon’s shadow on the continental U.S. from coast to coast for more than 90 minutes. This is the first total solar eclipse visible over the US since 1981 and the first since 1918 to be seen coast to coast. Although in Round Rock we will not experience a total eclipse, we will have an impressive experience of this rare event.

Thanks to a grant from the Space Science Institute, the Library will have a large number of solar viewing glasses available so we can experience the eclipse together in Prete Plaza.

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