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Solar Week: How to Observe the Sun Safely

  • Details

  • 3/26/21
  • 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Free
  • Ages 9+
  • Categories

  • Educational

Event Description

Join the Hiawatha Public Library to celebrate Solar Week from March 22 thru March 26. During each day, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Mark Brown will discuss a different topic about Earth’s nearest star; the Sun. Participants will learn some interesting facts about the Sun including solar eclipses, sunspots, aurora, solar flares, solar storms, how scientists observe the Sun and how you can safely observe the Sun. We will use Zoom for the daily programs which will run from 3 to 4 pm. Recommended ages: 9 and above. Sign up is required to get the Zoom link for each program.

How to Observe the Sun Safely. NEVER look directly at the Sun through binoculars, a telescope or with your unaided eye. Serious eye damage and even blindness can result. Find out how you can observe the Sun safely with some simple equipment and protect your eyes at the same time. To register click here