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The Solar Eclipse: What's the Big Deal? (Grades 2-5)

The Solar Eclipse: What's the Big Deal? (Grades 2-5)

Join author and teacher, Meg Thacher, to learn all about the eclipse that will take place on April 8. What causes an eclipse to happen? How can we safely view it? When will the next one be? Answer all these questions and more! No registration necessary. For grades 2-5.

Meg Thacher has been writing for children’s magazines since 2013, publishing thirty nonfiction features, infographics, scientist profiles, current events, DIY experiments, and a reader’s-theatre-style retelling of a Welsh folktale. Her debut book, Sky Gazing (Storey Publishing), came out on October 13, 2020.

Meg has a BA in physics from Carleton College and a MS in astrophysics from Iowa State University. Since 1999, she has taught astronomy at Smith College, where she has also taught physics and writing. She’s been teaching astronomy to kids and adults for about 30 years, hosting “star parties” and visiting local schools and libraries. Meg is dedicated to getting girls interested in science and is the academic director of Smith’s Summer Science and Engineering Program for high school girls.

Thank you to the Friends of the Reading Public Library for sponsoring this event.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room A, Community Room B
  Grades 3-5     STEAM  

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