august, 2017

sat12aug3:30 PM4:30 PMEclipse Across America discussion with NASA Solar System Ambassador3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Main Branch

Event Details

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for a discussion of the upcoming total solar eclipse. Solar glasses will be given to the first 100 attendees. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This visible path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere will stretch from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. There are around 12 million people on the totality path and about 127 million people who are in 300 miles from totality path who can easily watch this eclipse with 2 or 3 hour drive. This eclipse will become the most viewed eclipse ever in history.

Bharath Muthyala received his masters degree in astronomy and astrophysics from Osmania University. During his college days, he worked at the observatory affiliated to the Osmania University in India. For 14 years, he worked in various capacities including program manager, assistant director and director of a planetarium in India. He enjoys interacting with student communities to popularize science through astronomy and space exploration.

The NASA @ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.


(Saturday) 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Main Branch