Solar Eclipse 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will witness a total solar eclipse.   The viewing area will stretch from Oregon across the country to South Carolina.   Although here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we will will only experience a partial eclipse NASA will be live streaming the entire event.

Check out the plethora of ways to learn more about solar eclipses, safety tips for viewing and more.

Solar Eclipse Events @ the Library

All Scranton Public Library branches listed below are out of eclipse viewing glasses.  A small quantity will be available for pick up on the Courthouse Square in Scranton on Monday, August 21 from 11-3 PM.  It is first come first serve. 

Albright Memorial Library

Free Viewing Glasses @ the Courthouse Square

Free eclipse viewing glasses will be distributed on the Courthouse Square in Scranton from 11 AM—3 PM.

Lackawanna County Children’s Library

Eclipse Workshop @ 11 AM

Kids in grades 3-6 will learn how a solar eclipse is formed using an activity kit donated by NASA!

Eclipse Viewing Party for  Everyone

Live stream of the total solar eclipse from NASA in the Community Room starting at  12 PM.


Learn all about the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse: when and where you can see it, viewing techniques and safety tips.

Find out which spacecraft, balloons and ground-based teams will observe the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Visit the NASA Science website to find celebrations, information and activities for researchers, citizen scientists, educators, teens and kids.

NASA’s Eyes on the 2017 Eclipse is an interactive, 3-D simulation of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse.

NASA will host the Eclipse Live Stream, which will provide unique broadcast coverage across multiple locations.

Experience the 2017 solar eclipse in many fun, creative and challenging ways, from family-friendly activities to sophisticated science projects. Explore activities and find out about public engagement happenings in our community.

Use the NASA toolkit to view videos and images, download a poster, or create Eclipse Kit — a portable eclipse demonstration kit. You can also make 3-D pinhole projection cards and share your do-it-yourself ideas.

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