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Solar Eclipse Class at Ellicottville Memorial Library

The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 – Come join us on Saturday, August 12th from 4-5 pm to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse.  This class will be led by long time amateur astronomer Bert Probst and is structured for adults and young adults.  If interested, please call (716-699-2842) to register.

On August 21st a total solar eclipse will cross our country from Oregon to South Carolina. This will be the first time since 1979 that any part of the continental US has experienced a total solar eclipse. Viewing a total solar eclipse is a once in a lifetime event that relatively few people ever experience. During totality the daytime sky darkens to reveal the solar corona, stars and planets.

We will view photographs from previous eclipses as well as objects to observe during this eclipse of 2017. Join this class to understand the geometry of eclipses and the infinite difference between total and partial eclipses. We will also cover safe methods to view solar eclipses and each participant will receive a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses. The next total solar eclipse will occur in 2024 and will have a surprise for Western New Yorkers.

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