Solar Eclipse Viewing

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Monday, August 21, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Details

North School Park

As part of the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years (visible in downstate Illinois), join us to see the deep partial eclipse that will be visible from Arlington Heights. Participate in activities, and learn how to safely view a solar eclipse. In case of inclement weather, we will watch a live feed of the eclipse and have activities in the library's Hendrickson Room. For all ages. Viewing glasses available to the first 200 customers.

Glasses will be distributed at the start of the program (12:30 p.m.), to the first 200 people. We will be encouraging people to share! THERE WILL BE NO GLASSES DISTRIBUTED AHEAD OF TIME.
To receive glasses, there will be a clear area in which to line up. This defined area will be in place around 9:30 a.m.

The glasses were purchased through American Paper Optics, and are approved by NASA: The solar filter used on the telescope is likewise approved and safe.

Registration Details
No Library Card Required
08/21/2017 12:30:00 08/21/2017 14:00:00 America/Chicago Solar Eclipse Viewing Arlington Heights Memorial Library Program See Description for Location,
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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