For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. Taking place Monday, August 21, 2017, the total eclipse will only be observable from the United States, and will be seen along a 60 mile wide path from Oregon and continuing to the southeast, ending in South Carolina. Santa Clara County residents will experience a 60% darkening of the sun on this day.
In preparation for the solar eclipse, local teachers, astronomy enthusiasts, and the general public are invited to learn more about eclipses, what they are, how to safely view them, and why the August 2017 eclipse is so special. Dr. Andrew Fraknoi, astronomy professor at Foothill College, will lead the discussion followed by a question and answer period. Copies of his book, When the Sun Goes Dark, will be available for purchase and signing after the event. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be given out free to attendees, while supplies last.
Event Location: Milpitas Library
Date and Time: Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM