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Eclipse! April 2024

Please note! If you return your lightly-used glasses to the library, we will give them to the Williams Astronomy Department, and they will send them along to Astronomers Without Borders, a group that collects them for re-use.

If you still want to learn more about eclipses, check out the sources towards the bottom of this page.

On Monday, April 8th, an eclipse will be visible throughout many parts of North America. This means that the moon will come between us and the sun, and will be the second total solar eclipse in just seven years. Here in Williamstown, there will be a "partial solar eclipse" with a 97% magnitude, and will take place between 2:13 p.m. and 4:37 p.m. So, the sky is expected to darken for about two hours.

Before the eclipse, the Milne Public Library is hosting several related programs. We hope you will join us!

Wednesday, April 3rd 5:30 p.m. (Adults)

(Please sign up using this link).

Saturday, April 6th 11:00 a.m. (All Ages)

If you'd like to learn more about eclipses, please have a look at the excellent websites and articles below:

Also, Norwell Public Library has shared this link with us from a talk given by a NASA ambassador recently about this year's eclipse. It's especially great for kids!

Also, please don't hesitate to ask us for help in finding books and other information about eclipses here at the library.


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