Solar Eclipse 2023

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Solar Glasses for Eclipse

On October 14, 2023 , 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 and eclipse glasses this September and October (while supplies last). Programs are for all ages. No registration required.

Pick up your eclipse viewing solar glasses!* *while supplies last


Events

  • “What Galileo Saw” – Calendar     
    Sat., Sept. 30 | 2:30 p.m.     
    Ute Pass Library

    “Galileo Galilei first pointed a telescope at celestial objects in the night sky in 1609. His scientific observations transformed our understandings of the Universe. While we cover his advancements in science from over 400 years ago, we’ll also look at how much astronomical observations have changed over time and what those multi-year observations have contributed to science.”

  • The Great American Solar Eclipses in Oct. 2023 and April 2024     
    Sat., Sept. 2. | 4 p.m. – Calendar     
    East Library

    Tue., Sept. 19 | 4  – Calendar     
    Rockrimmon Library

    Sat., Sept. 23 | 3 p.m. – Calendar     
    Monument Library

    Wed., Oct. 4 | 1 p.m. – Calendar     
    Old Colorado City Library

    Mon., Oct. 9 | 1 p.m. – Calendar     
    Penrose Library

    Thu., Oct. 12 | 5:30 p.m. – Calendar     
    Cheyenne Mountain Library

    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 these exciting upcoming celestial events. We will also demonstrate safe observing of these events using common household objects. The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSAS) 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.

  • Viewing Party with PPLD – Calendar     
    Sat., Oct. 14 | 9:30 a.m. - noon     
    East Library

    Join the Pikes Peak Library District as we view the Great American Eclipse from the beauty of George Fellows Park! 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 the East Library. 

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


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