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Posted on: July 21, 2017

2017 Eclipse Across America Events

2017 Eclipse Across America Events

Saturday, 5 August 1:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library

Sun Science. Let’s Get Ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse! with Susan Rolfsmeier

Model the major features of the sun on a cookie, learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, and more! All participants will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses*.

Wednesday, 9 August 6:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library

Shoot for the Sky: Photographing the sun, moon, and stars with Justin Haag

As a primer to capturing the solar eclipse, NEBRASKAland Magazine photographer Justin Haag provides tips and relates experiences photographing objects above, during both night and day. All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*.

Saturday, 12 August 1:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library

Harnessing the Power of the Sun with Dr. Roger Wess & Miles Bannan followed by a hands-on activity led by Dr. Ann Buchmann

Learn how solar cells work to harness the renewable energy of the sun. Find out about community solar projects in Chadron. Make a simple solar cell. Whether you have new construction or an older home, you can reap the benefits of the sun. All participants will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses*.

Thursday, 17 August 6:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library

Solar Eclipse and Superstitions with Rossella Tesch

Learn how different cultures thought about eclipse events, and about superstitions that arose around these periodic events. All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*

Saturday, 19 August 1:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library

Safe Eclipse Viewing with Elizabeth Dahl

You can see an eclipse projected through spaces in tree leaves and even through a colander. You can also build your own pinhole projector! Learn how to safely view the sun during the upcoming eclipse. All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*.

Sunday, 20 August 2 p.m. -4 p.m. Chadron State College, Math and Science building room 144

Making Astronaut Food with Ann Buchmann

Why can’t an astronaut eat a sandwich on the Space Station? Come learn about nutrition and how astronauts eat in space! Then develop your own recipe and make food an astronaut might like to eat.

Sunday, August 20th 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Chadron Public Library

Ladyhawk (1985) hosted by Susan Rolfsmeier and Ann Buchmann

Join us for popcorn and a movie featuring an eclipse in the storyline! Plot summary (from Rotten Tomatoes): In medieval France, a young pickpocket played by Matthew Broderick befriends a knight (Rutger Hauer) who has fallen under a strange curse. It is soon up to the pickpocket to help reunite the knight and his lady love Isabeau d'Anjou (Michelle Pfeiffer) and defeat the evil bishop behind the curse in this romantic fantasy film. PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence). All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*.

Monday, 21 August Eclipse Across America Events Chadron Public Library

Eclipse Party (11 a.m. -1 p.m.) hosted by Chadron Public Library Staff

Did you know that the eclipse in Chadron will be 99.38% total? That is statistically no different than what you would see than if you were in the path of totality! We are throwing an Eclipse Party and you are invited! Join us and celebrate as the skies darken and the moon covers over 99% of the sun! We’ll have shade, lunch & refreshments, chairs, and Eclipse glasses.*

NASA LIVE FEED! (Starting at 10 a.m.)

NASA will be covering eclipse as the shadow of the moon travels across the country.

Space Theme Mask Contest! (Judging starts at 12:30 p.m.) with Rossella Tesch

Wear a mask with a celestial or solar theme for this far-out fun contest.

PlayStation 4™ Virtual Reality Demo (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.) with Carl Spicher and Rossella Tesch

Be among the first to preview our new virtual reality headset! Fly through space as an immortal outlaw pirate as you battle your way across the galaxy in our new Eve Valkyrie™ game.

Live from the Moon! (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) with Elizabeth Dahl

Come see a real NASA spacesuit. Have your picture taken from the moon using our green screen and real images of the moon from NASA. Awesome! The spacesuit is part of a special traveling exhibit from NASA Johnson Space Center and is sponsored by Chadron Chamber of Commerce

Special Effects from Space: 24 photographs from space showing various views of the ever changing surface of the Earth in Memorial Hall gallery 239 Friday, August 18th Open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19th Open 1 p.m. -4 p.m. Monday, August 21st- Friday, August 25th from 9 am-4 pm

This is a special traveling exhibit from NASA Johnson Space Center. Sponsored by Chadron Chamber of Commerce.

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