See the note below from Paul B. Dusenbery, Director of the Space Science Institute about the eclipse that will take place in August of 2017. If you register your library, they will provide many great resources and will even send you 50 free some solar viewing shades!
Dear Library Friends,
Are you ready for the celestial event of the century? In just over a year from now (August 21, 2017), the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn’t occurred in 99 years! The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute has recently been awarded a grant for its NASA@ My Library program. Partners include NASA, ALA, The Girl Scouts, SETI, and many other organizations. The STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) is managed by NCIL. The STAR_Net team wants to work with your library and thousands of others to participate in this national event. Some fortunate libraries will be able to experience a total solar eclipse though every library in the country will observe at least a partial eclipse.
So jump on the eclipse train! Please go to: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017-eclipse-registration to register your library. We will, in turn, let you know how to access the following valuable resources:
- Vetted Multimedia for Programming/Promotion (Images, Video, Animations, Artwork)
- Media Template Package (Press Release, PSA, Community Letter, Media Alert)
- Private Eclipse Forum (registered libraries)
- Inclusion in Special Eclipse Promotions (Social Media, Blogs, Newsletters, etc.)
- Enrollment in STAR_Net’sEclipse Newsletter
When your eclipse event is planned, you can share your press release, flyer, website link, or like material with us to receive 50 free Solar Shades for your patrons to watch along with us! (shades are available on a first come, first serve basis).