In preparation for the eclipse on August 21, we are giving away 1000 special-purpose solar eclipse viewing glasses! It is never safe to look directly at the sun—even if it is partially obscured—except during the brief phase of a solar eclipse known as totality, when the sun is completely and totally blocked. Here are all the ways you can collect a pair of glasses to protect your eyes and safely enjoy one of nature’s grandest spectacles:
Constellation Scavenger Hunt: Grab a copy of our constellation scavenger hunt at the Children’s or General Reference Desk and find the objects hidden in the library. When you’ve found them all, bring your sheet back for a pair of glasses.
Science Trivia: We’re counting down to the eclipse by posting a space or science trivia question every day on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Come to a reference desk and answer the trivia question correctly for a pair of glasses.
August Film Screenings: Our theme for film screenings in the month of August is NASA in the Movies. Every Monday and Friday at 6:30 pm, we’ll screen a space-related movie and give away free glasses to anyone who comes.
Library Programs: Come to our Eclipse Preparation program on July 11, our Teen Summer Reading Finale on July 25 (teens only), or our Eclipse Viewing Party on August 21! We’ll give glasses away at each program.