How to Experience April’s Solar Eclipse at CCPL

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, including Campbell County!

Campbell County will see around 99.7 percent coverage starting at 2:04 pm and peaking around 3:18 pm. This will mark the last total solar eclipse visible from the United States until 2044. Here’s how to prepare for and experience the eclipse at the library!

Get Solar Eclipse Glasses at the Library!

Get ready for the solar eclipse in March, which is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Month at the library.

If you attend any STEAM program, you can pick up a pair of free solar eclipse glasses, while supplies last. Only one pair of viewing glasses will be given per person. 


Solar Eclipse Programs

The library also has programs in conjunction with the solar eclipse. Save the date for the below programs. We can’t wait to watch the solar eclipse with you!

Solar Eclipse Preparation Party

When: 4-5:30 pm Thursday, April 4

Where: Alexandria Branch

Prep for the solar eclipse at the Alexandria Branch! We will make pinhole projectors, discuss safety measures to take while while viewing the eclipse, and learn a bit about our sun and moon. Grades K-5. Register.

Teen Space Party

When: 4-5:30 pm Friday, April 5

Where: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Get ready for the solar eclipse by making crafts inspired by space! You can make a light up night sky canvas, a little glowing planet and a miniature galaxy in a bottle. This will be a drop-in style program, so you can come and go as you please. Ages 11-19.

Cold Spring Stargazers Club: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

When: 2-4 pm Monday, April 8

Where: Cold Spring Branch

Join us at the Cold Spring Branch as we watch the last total solar eclipse in our area until 2044! Solar glasses will be offered while supplies last to those in attendance. Our 6′ Orion telescope will have a solar cover so the sun can be safely viewed through it, and a pair of sunoculars will be available. Register. All ages.

Eclipse Party

When: 2-4 pm Monday, April 8

Where: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness the beauty of a almost total solar eclipse with your friends and family. Learn how an eclipse works, make crafts, and use a telescope to view this amazing celestial event. All ages.

Other Resources

If you want to follow along from home, NASA will livestream from Texas the day of the solar eclipse. Catch interviews, short presentations and more. View their channel on YouTube here. 

Northern Kentucky University’s Haile Planetarium will also be hosting an all-day “Eclipse Adventure” in Findlay, Ohio. The event will include expert guides, activities and more. Check out the day’s lineup here.

And, if you want to make your own eclipse viewer, check out this how-to guide. 

And remember: Never look directly at the sun as it can hurt/damage your eyes.

Cheers to an astronomical event of a lifetime!


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