2017 Solar Eclipse Events




Silicon Valley

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Workshop – Learn what happens during an eclipse as well as safe viewing practices, plus pick up solar eclipse viewing glasses. Aug. 12. 2-4pm. FREE. Bascom Branch Library, 1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. sjpl.org.

Make an Eclipse Viewer – Instructions and supplies will be provided so you can make your own viewer to safely watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Check website for other dates to make a viewer. Aug. 12. 12-5pm. FREE. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org.

XStreme Science Magic: Eclipse Edition – The program room will be converted into a planetarium with stars and light. Explore eclipse science and experiment with rocketry activities. For grades 1-5. Aug. 17.  1-2pm. FREE. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. menlopark.org.
 

STEAM Lab. Sunday: Solar Pinhole Projector – In anticipation of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, make a device to safely view the sun, plus grab some eclipse safety glasses. Aug. 20. 2:30-3:30pm. FREE. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. cityofpaloalto.org.

Solar Eclipse Viewing – Come outside the library to view the solar eclipse and enjoy snacks. Safety glasses provided. Aug. 21. 9-11am. FREE. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org.
 

Solar Eclipse Viewing – Experience this astronomical event. View the eclipse safely from a two-story rotunda and watch the NASA Eclipse Megacast. Aug. 21.  9-11:30am. FREE. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. smcl.org.
 

Total Solar Eclipse Party – Join in the hands-on fun to celebrate this rare event. Aug. 21. 10-11am. FREE. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. cityofpaloalto.org.

Marin

Solar Eclipse at Ring Mountain – View the first solar eclipse that can be seen across the United States since 1979 and the last until 2024. Learn to make a solar eclipse viewer and learn fun facts about the eclipse. Mon., Aug. 21. 9:30-11am. FREE. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Road in Tiburon. 415-473-2816. marincounty.org.

East Bay

Solar Eclipse 2017! – Get ready for the solar eclipse in two weeks by learning about eclipses through activities and crafts such as making a pinhole projector to safely view them. Aug. 8. 11am-12:30pm. FREE. Danville Library, 400 Front St. 925-314-3750. ccclib.org.

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