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The Great North American Eclipse

The Great North American Eclipse

There will be a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8—the second in North America in only 7 years!

Astronomer Meg Thacher will share her experience of the 2017 solar eclipse. She will describe moon phases and explain how solar and lunar eclipses happen. Why can some people on Earth see a total eclipse, and others can’t? How often do eclipses happen? We’ll talk about the many ways to view the eclipse safely, what to take on an eclipse expedition, and what you can see right here in Reading.

Meg Thacher teaches astronomy at Smith College. She is the author of the award-winning Sky Gazing: a guide to the Moon, Sun, planets, eclipses, and constellations, and Cool, Cosmic Tattoo Stars and Planets, as well as 3 more books and 30 articles for children. She's been giving talks to kids and adults about astronomy for at least 30 years on all things astronomy, especially the upcoming eclipse.

This program is generously funded by The Friends of the Reading Public Library. Thank you!

Date:
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Community Room A, Community Room B
Audience:
  Adults     High Schoolers (Gr 9-12)     Middle Schoolers (Gr 6-8)  
Categories:
  Lectures     What's the Big Idea  

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