Skip to Main Content

April 8, 2024 Eclipse: Home

Resources for the April 8, 2024 Eclipse

Eclipse Viewing Safety Tips

Never look directly at the sun - instead, use one of the following viewing options to observe the eclipse:

  • Eclipse glasses or a solar filter
  • Pinhole viewer
  • Solar projection through binoculars or a telescope

More safety tips are available from Time & Date:

Image of solar eclipse glasses with text: Safely observing the sun; Warning! Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.  You can seriously injur your eyes.  Check with local science museums, schools, and astronomy clubs for eclipse glasses-or purchase an ISO 12312-2 ccomplant and CE certified pair of these special shades! Yes! View the eclipse with special eclipse glasses.  No! Regular sunglasses are not safe to view the eclipse. Sun Funnel: Inexpensive and easy to build, the sun funnel is a device that completely encloses the light coming from a telescope and projects a magnified image of the sun, large enough for many people to view at once.  http://eclispe20217.nasa.gove/make-sun-funnel

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Eclipse Books @ the Library

Eclipse Events @ the Library

Eclipse book display: March 1 - April 12, main floor of the Library

Eclipse viewing: April 8, 2-4 p.m., weather permitting, outside the main entrance - a limited number of eclipse glasses will be available at the event

NASA Live Stream: April 8, 2-4 p.m. in Room 213 (if the weather doesn't cooperate for the telescope)

Making a Pinhole Viewer

From NASA, instructions to make a pinhole viewer for the eclipse:

Pinhole projector from Wikimedia Commons

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

NASA Live Stream