As the 2017 Total Eclipse approaches, the UAH Campus is getting fired up with a number of events. Here at the Salmon Library we are going to have three. The first is a talk about the eclipse as seen through art, literature, and the humanities. The second will look at eclipse and astrophysics data. The final will be during the eclipse itself. Stop by, grab some snacks - MoonPies, Sun Chips, and Milkyway Bars - and a pair of approved eclipse sunglasses so you can watch the event safely. Besides these events, there are informative displays and other fun eclipse facts and artwork posted around the library!

Moon, Myth, and Magic: Researching the Role of the Moon in Culture, Religion, and Superstition

August 17. Noon. Library Room 214. Michael Manasco will take a look at the way the solar eclipse has impacted cultures and art throughout the ages and will show you how to use the Salmon Library resources and the open web to find out more about the eclipse and how it has been handled in the humanities. Lunch will be provided.

Lunar Logistics: Researching Eclipses, Astrophysics, and other Cosmic Data

August 18. Noon. Library Room 111. Michael Manasco will be on hand to show you how to access the science research and datasets about eclipses including solar and lunar physics and how eclipses provide valuable astrophysics and cosmological information. Lunch will be provided.

Salmon Library Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21.11am-2pm. Greenway in front of Library. Join us for food and fun and grab a pair of special viewing glasses to see the eclipse's penumbra right out in front of the Salmon Library. Librarians will also be on hand to answer questions. Snacks, drinks, and glasses* will be provided.

No reservations are necessary, so stop on by!


* Note, since this has come up, the glasses are part of the event. You will need to sign a release agreement to pick up a pair. One per person.