Solar Eclipse 2024

Solar Glasses for Eclipse

On Mon., April 8, a solar eclipse will be partially visible from Colorado Springs. To help you get ready, the Library is teaming up with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society to provide learning opportunities this February and March. Beginning on Fri., March 1, solar eclipse viewing glasses will be available at the following programs and will also be available for pick up from any Library location (while supplies last, limit 2 pairs per family).

Programs are for all ages. No registration required. 


The Great American Solar Eclipse in April 2024 

  • Wed., Feb. 21 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. – Calendar
    Rockrimmon Library
  • Mon., March 4 at 6 p.m. – Calendar
    East Library

Mobile Libraries, hosted at Black Forest Community Church 

  • Sat., March 9 | 1:30 p.m. – Calendar

    This talk will discuss the historical and modern cultural context of the solar eclipse in society, what solar eclipses are, the basic science of why eclipses occur, and where to see one of these exciting celestial events. We will also demonstrate safe observing practices using common household objects. The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will have 100 solar eclipse viewers to hand out at the conclusion of this presentation.

    **Weather permitting, we will also have solar telescopes set up to provide safe, amazing views of the Sun on March 9. 

Viewing Party with PPLD

  • Mon., Apr. 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Calendar     
    Calhan, East, and Rockrimmon libraries 

    Join the Pikes Peak Library District as we view the Great American Eclipse from the beauty of the Calhan, East, and Rockrimmon Library outdoor spaces! We will have games and activities throughout the morning and a limited number of eclipse viewing glasses to give away. Light refreshments will be served just behind East Library.  

    Bring your viewing glasses and join us as we experience the solar eclipse together! 



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Colorado Springs Astronomical Society