This summer, the Cazenovia Public Library will celebrate the Aug. 21 solar eclipse with two family-friendly programs: A New Observer’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse and a solar eclipse viewing party.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, Join local amateur astronomer Damian Allis of Central New York Observers and Observing (CNYO) for “A New Observer’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse.” Allis will help everyone discover how a solar eclipse occurs and what to expect in the sky this August.
CNYO is a Syracuse-based organization that aims to promote amateur astronomy, space science, and other science activities through lectures, observing sessions, and other forms of public outreach.
At 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, be sure to attend the library’s solar eclipse viewing party in the community room and on the library lawn. Join in for a festive celebration of the solar eclipse. Enjoy crafts and hands-on activities inside the library before heading outside to view the phenomenon through special glasses. Solar viewers will be provided through a STARNet Libraries Education Outreach Community Program.
All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call 315-655-9322 or visit www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.