Public Eclipse Presentation at Elkin Public Library 8/7

Monday August 7th at 6:30 PM in the Elkin Public Library the FAS will host an encore of their presentation about the upcoming solar eclipse entitled:

The Eclipse: Science, History and Spirituality

Astronomers Studying an Eclipse painted by Antoine Caron in 1571

The presentation, by Roy Dorone, the society’s vice-president and associate professor of History at Winston-Salem State University, looks at some of the most scientifically important eclipses and at the evolution of human understanding of one of the most exciting astronomical phenomena. We will discuss the different perceptions of eclipses and what they meant, and continue to mean, for societies around the world.

After Mr. Dorone’s portion of the presentation club librarian Bruce Mellin will do a short informational session on proper safe solar observing techniques.

For contact information and directions please visit the Elkin Public Library Website. To register, please call the Elkin Library at 336-835-5586 or email Kasey at knowalk@nwrl.org. The first forty registered attendees will receive a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Solar Eclipse Glasses

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