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Preparing for the Shadow: What you need to know about the 2024 Eclipse

Preparing for the Shadow: What you need to know about the 2024 Eclipse Online

Please note that this webinar was originally scheduled for January 31. This is the rescheduled date.

Learning Goals and Objectives:

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the science behind eclipses, learn about and discuss what to expect and look for on  Eclipse Day on April 8, and introduce some simple activities that libraries can do to help the public understand the phenomenon. Specifically, we'll discuss:

  • Different types of eclipses and how they form;
  • What you're likely to experience in the path of totality;
  • What you need to view the eclipse safely and a lot more!

Dr. Mindy Townsend is an astrophysicist and astronomer with Dudley Observatory at Siena. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 2022, studying the growth of massive galaxies over cosmic time. As the astronomer with Dudley at Siena, Dr. Townsend spends her time organizing informal astronomy education events, ranging from public lectures aimed at adults to children's workshops, as well as traveling around the state with the portable StarLab planetarium.

This webinar will be recorded. For more information, please contact Sharon Phillips, Youth Services Program Manager.  

This webinar is supported in large part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds that were awarded to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Thursday, February 8, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Youth Services  
This is an online event. Register

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