Solar Eclipse

The 100 pairs of glasses for new card holders have now all been given out.

We will give out an additional 100 pairs at the Science Cafe program on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m.Read below for details.

PROGRAM

  • Science of Eclipses - Sunday, Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m.
  • Featuring: Dr. Eric Benton, OSU Dept. of Physics, and graduate students Oliver Causey, Rajesh Panthi, and Bryan Hayes
  • Learn the science behind eclipses and what to expect during the solar eclipse on August 21.
  • This program is targeted to people high school aged and older.
  • The program room holds 200 people.
  • Co-sponsored by the Edmon Low Library.

INFO ABOUT THE GLASSES GIVEN AWAY AT THE PROGRAM

  • Upon arrival, the first 100 attendees will receive a ticket. At the end of the program, people with a ticket may turn it in for a pair of glasses.
  • Out of respect for our speakers, we will not distribute the glasses during the program.
  • WE ASK THAT FAMILIES SHARE A PAIR so that the maximum number of households have one.
  • All glasses have been purchased with programming funding from the Friends of the Library. Unfortunately, we did not receive free pairs from the NASA program.
  • Our glasses are the brand recommended from the NASA program.

ALTERNATIVES FOR GLASSES

ECLIPSE VIEWING SAFETY

1918 TOTAL ECLIPSE IN STILLWATER

An article from the June 7, 1918, Stillwater Gazette with reporting on the 1918 total eclipse seen in Stillwater and memories from Payne County residents about the 1870 eclipse. CAUTION: It is NOT RECOMMENDED that you use the viewing methods detailed in this 1918 article!