If you’re as excited about the upcoming solar eclipse as we are, you’re probably interested in learning more. We’ve found a few awesome resources that will help you to not just enjoy the eclipse, but understand more about the science that’s making it happen.
NASA has put together an excellent website devoted to the eclipse of 2017 with all kinds of cool stuff. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Want to know what the eclipse will look like from where you’re located? NASA has used their NASA’s Eyes technology to create a web application that will simulate the path of the eclipse. Just add your location!
- A great overview of the eclipse, Eclipse 101
- Resources for safely viewing the eclipse include; how to create a solar viewing projector, 3D and 2D printable pinhole projectors, and safety precautions that should always be followed when viewing an eclipse. A list of NASA-approved glasses and viewers is available as well.
In anticipation of the eclipse, the Appleton Public Library is hosting NASA Ambassador, Bob Schmall, to talk about the significance of this event.
Want even more information? Gale, one of our database vendors, has opened access to three of their science databases from August 1st to September 15th in anticipation of the eclipse. The databases available are, Science In Context, Student Resources In Context, and Research In Context. In addition to these databases, they’ve also assembled some fun experiments, scavenger hunts, and more to help “empower you to participate in this rare event through engaging activities and up-to-date content.”
The eclipse will happen on Monday, August, 21, 2017. Remember- make sure to be safe when viewing the solar eclipse, and never look directly at it without approved eye protection!