Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Monday August 21, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: outside front entrance (Fifth Avenue & Library Lane)

This event is intended for all ages

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun!

Join us outside the Downtown Library (Fifth Avenue & Library Lane) to view this spectacular celestial event! Viewing glasses will be provided.

YOU MUST ALWAYS USE EYE PROTECTION TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE IF YOU ARE IN MICHIGAN!

Though Ann Arbor isn't in the path of totality (where the moon will completely cover the sun), we'll still be able to see a partial solar eclipse (where the moon covers part of the sun's disk). The partial eclipse begins in Ann Arbor at 1:02 pm, with 80% maximum coverage at 2:26 pm.

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador to Ann Arbor, Jennifer German, will be here to answer your eclipse (and space) questions. Help us spread the word — visit theSolar System Ambassador's Facebook event page. #Eclipse2017

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super-dooper!

I'm psyched. BRING ON THE BLOTTING OUT OF TEH LIGHT!


I'm excited too! Should be

I'm excited too! Should be fun!


Cool!

I'm glad the library is having an eclipse event!


Similar event at other branches?

Would it be at all possible to have similar events at the other branches?


This event will only be held

This event will only be held at the downtown library; we're closing library lane outside the library! The parking structure will still be accessible. Hope to see you there!


Glasses for everyone?

Will viewing glasses be provided for all that attend?


Fun!

It's very cool that the aadl is doing this. It will be an exciting event. I'll bring my own glasses just in case.


Very cool!

Very cool!


I've never personally viewed

I've never personally viewed any sort of an eclipse before -- this sounds so incredibly awesome!!

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GREAT EVENT. CAN'T WAIT

GREAT EVENT. CAN'T WAIT


eclipse!

This is a great idea. Its such a neat idea


good

good


good

good


Any good hints about where to

Any good hints about where to pick up eye protection? My son is 2, and I'm wondering if it's safer to sit this one out.


This will be a real treat!

I think the downtown library will provide glasses. I also have had friends who have purchased a pair for $2 @ Lowes.


Great Event

What a wonderful event!! It is so great that you will have an expert there for us to answer questions! I love AADL!!


Great Event

What a wonderful event!! It is so great that you will have an expert there for us to answer questions! I love AADL!!


sounds fun, maybe i'll check

sounds fun, maybe i'll check it out.

SUDDENLY393


Shadows

I remember from the last eclipse - even if you don't look up you'll see cool shadow effects from the eclipse. Hope it's not a cloudy day!


Hooray

Hooray


Thanks for doing this AADL

Thanks for doing this AADL


Thanks for hosting this event!

Now I have to be creative and come up with an excuse to call in sick to work...


Only one more week until this

Only one more week until this fantastic event -- I simply can't wait!!

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...

Sounds like fun


Do we need to make

Do we need to make reservation? Will every body get one viewing glasses or it's a shared glasses?


Be part of the viewing party

I supply to attend the viewing party.


Eclipse

Even without being in the total eclipse path, this should still be pretty cool. Providing viewing glasses is really generous.


Yes!

I'm totes gonna be there!
Thanks for the glasses!


COOL

It will be so cool!


Wish I could attend

I'll be working but have glasses and plan to take my (late) lunch to view the eclipse. Wish I could join the party at the AADL with the expert. Have fun!
LINE 393


eclipse

Thanks so much for providing safe viewing glasses!


good

It's going to be fun to watch it!


Hi there! There's no need to

Hi there! There's no need to register for this or any of our events- just show up and enjoy! We will have glasses that day.


are glasses stamped ISO 12312-2:2015 ???

are glasses stamped ISO 12312-2:2015 ???


Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses

The glasses provided by AADL do conform to the ISO standards and are from a vendor that is confirmed to be reputable by the American Astronomical Society — American Paper Optics. We do have a limited number and hope to have enough for everyone who attends, but it is possible that some people will have to share. Another way to safely view the eclipse is with a pinhole projector that you can easily make by poking a small hole in a piece of paper or cardstock (or by putting your fingers together to create a small hole for light to get through). Once you've got your piece of paper with a pinhole, hold it up and let the sunlight shine through it. Then, using a second piece of paper (or the ground) as a screen, you’ll be able to see an image of the partially obscured Sun projected. Just remember that it's the projected image you are viewing while looking away from the Sun. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITH THE PINHOLE PROJECTOR.

-Anne
AADL Staff


rare chance to view the solar

rare chance to view the solar eclipse. I will be there


so excited

can't wait

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Awesome!

Great that they will provide eyewear!


I'll have to show up right at

I'll have to show up right at the beginning of this spectacular event to make sure that I get eyewear!! Speaking of which, how is the fit for the special glasses for fitting over regular eyeglasses?

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The moon makes a shadow. Big deal.

Well, it kind of is! I hope to see all my science peeps and the general public out enjoying the event, safely.
TB


Exciting

I can't wait to see another eclipse- the second one I can recall during my lifetime. I'm hoping this event will be drop-in friendly, as I'll be heading over during my lunch break! Thanks for hosting and for providing glasses, too!


Eclipse viewing

Im soooo looking forward to this library event.


Cool

Why wouldn't any kid go? Feel so bad for adults cuz some will be at work