Solar Viewing @ the Cottonwood Public Library

July 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


The first total solar eclipse since 1979 to be seen over the North American Continent will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. Although totality will not be seen from Arizona, the Moon will cover up nearly sixty-eight percent of the sun for those in the Verde Valley. As part of the Summer Reading Program, J.D. Maddy of the Astronomers of Verde Valley will give a presentation about the Sun. Those attending will have a chance to see the Sun safely with special telescopes designed to view the Sun in different wavelengths of light. Come out and learn about the Sun and how to view it safely. The presentation will be on Wednesday, July 12 in Library Meeting Room B. It will begin at 12 p.m. and the solar viewing will begin outside the library at 1 p.m. There will be a second program on Wednesday, August 9, also at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free solar viewing glasses will be given out at both programs. This event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood.



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