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2017 Eclipse Across America Events
Saturday, 5 August 1:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library
Sun Science. Let’s Get Ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse! with Susan Rolfsmeier
Model the major features of the sun on a cookie, learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, and more! All participants will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses*.
Wednesday, 9 August 6:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library
Shoot for the Sky: Photographing the sun, moon, and stars with Justin Haag
As a primer to capturing the solar eclipse, NEBRASKAland Magazine photographer Justin Haag provides tips and relates experiences photographing objects above, during both night and day. All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*.
Saturday, 12 August 1:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library
Harnessing the Power of the Sun with Dr. Roger Wess & Miles Bannan followed by a hands-on activity led by Dr. Ann Buchmann
Learn how solar cells work to harness the renewable energy of the sun. Find out about community solar projects in Chadron. Make a simple solar cell. Whether you have new construction or an older home, you can reap the benefits of the sun. All participants will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses*.
Thursday, 17 August 6:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library
Solar Eclipse and Superstitions with Rossella Tesch
Learn how different cultures thought about eclipse events, and about superstitions that arose around these periodic events. All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*
Saturday, 19 August 1:30 p.m. Chadron Public Library
Safe Eclipse Viewing with Elizabeth Dahl
You can see an eclipse projected through spaces in tree leaves and even through a colander. You can also build your own pinhole projector! Learn how to safely view the sun during the upcoming eclipse. All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*.
Sunday, 20 August 2 p.m. -4 p.m. Chadron State College, Math and Science building room 144
Making Astronaut Food with Ann Buchmann
Why can’t an astronaut eat a sandwich on the Space Station? Come learn about nutrition and how astronauts eat in space! Then develop your own recipe and make food an astronaut might like to eat.
Sunday, August 20th 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Chadron Public Library
Ladyhawk (1985) hosted by Susan Rolfsmeier and Ann Buchmann
Join us for popcorn and a movie featuring an eclipse in the storyline! Plot summary (from Rotten Tomatoes): In medieval France, a young pickpocket played by Matthew Broderick befriends a knight (Rutger Hauer) who has fallen under a strange curse. It is soon up to the pickpocket to help reunite the knight and his lady love Isabeau d'Anjou (Michelle Pfeiffer) and defeat the evil bishop behind the curse in this romantic fantasy film. PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence). All participants will receive a free pair of Eclipse glasses*.
Monday, 21 August Eclipse Across America Events Chadron Public Library
Eclipse Party (11 a.m. -1 p.m.) hosted by Chadron Public Library Staff
Did you know that the eclipse in Chadron will be 99.38% total? That is statistically no different than what you would see than if you were in the path of totality! We are throwing an Eclipse Party and you are invited! Join us and celebrate as the skies darken and the moon covers over 99% of the sun! We’ll have shade, lunch & refreshments, chairs, and Eclipse glasses.*
NASA LIVE FEED! (Starting at 10 a.m.)
NASA will be covering eclipse as the shadow of the moon travels across the country.
Space Theme Mask Contest! (Judging starts at 12:30 p.m.) with Rossella Tesch
Wear a mask with a celestial or solar theme for this far-out fun contest.
PlayStation 4™ Virtual Reality Demo (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.) with Carl Spicher and Rossella Tesch
Be among the first to preview our new virtual reality headset! Fly through space as an immortal outlaw pirate as you battle your way across the galaxy in our new Eve Valkyrie™ game.
Live from the Moon! (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) with Elizabeth Dahl
Come see a real NASA spacesuit. Have your picture taken from the moon using our green screen and real images of the moon from NASA. Awesome! The spacesuit is part of a special traveling exhibit from NASA Johnson Space Center and is sponsored by Chadron Chamber of Commerce
Special Effects from Space: 24 photographs from space showing various views of the ever changing surface of the Earth in Memorial Hall gallery 239 Friday, August 19th Open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, August 20th Open 1 p.m. -4 p.m. Monday, August 21st- Friday, August 25th from 9 am-4 pm
This is a special traveling exhibit from NASA Johnson Space Center. Sponsored by Chadron Chamber of Commerce.