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The Great American Solar Eclipse in April 2024

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Adults, Seniors
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Adventure Begins at Your Library! This talk will discuss the historical and modern cultural context of the solar eclipse in society, what solar eclipses are, the basic science of why eclipses occur, and where to see one of these exciting celestial events. We will also demonstrate safe observing practices using common household objects. The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSAS) will have 100 solar eclipse viewers to hand out at the conclusion of this presentation. Weather permitting, we will also have solar telescopes set up to provide safe, amazing views of the Sun. This program is being offered as part of the 2024 Winter Adult Reading Program.