The solar eclipse party we had here at the Library was so much fun. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of the event. The glasses were gone in no time but the friendly folks of Manawa willingly shared their glasses with others who could not get their own pair. There is another total solar eclipse coming to the US in 2024. That is only seven years away. If you want to get into an area of totality though, you better start making your plans now.
Thank you to everyone who came to the event today. We were fortunate to get quality safety glasses from STARnet (Science-Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries) with support from NASA @ my Library, the Space Science Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. While the weather looked dicey earlier in the day, by the time the peak viewing time came arund the sun was out and it was warm. That's when the bottled water provided by Premier bank was much appreciated. (It did get a little cooler though when that sun was 80% covered)
There is something special about sharing a big event like this with your community. We're so glad so many people felt the same way. We will do it again in 2024!