You're invited to a celebration of the upcoming Solar Eclipse!

Join us for a short presentation on NASA's Eclipse Soundscapes project, and learn how the library and you can get involved in a citizen science study on eclipses. We will also be joined by Dr. Narcrisha Norman, from the National Science Foundation, who will give a talk about eclipses and the solar system. Additionally, we will have an eclipse storytime and craft activities for children and families.

Plus, pick up your solar eclipse glasses while supplies last!

Timeline of Events:

  • 2:00 pm: Presentation on Eclipse Soundscapes
  • 2:45 pm: Presentation from Dr. Narcrisha Norman (Auditorium) & Family Eclipse Storytime (Quincy Room)
  • 3:30 pm: Craft your own Eclipse Pinhole Viewer (Auditorium) & Q&A Session on NASA Eclipse Soundscapes Project (Auditorium Lobby)

Free. All Ages Welcome.

No Registration Required. RSVP to receive an event reminder email. 

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
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About the Presenter:

Dr. Narcrisha Norman is currently a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Norman is a US Army Veteran with a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Aerospace Engineering from Old Dominion University (ODU) and Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). She minored in Black American Studies and Mathematics. She is an experienced researcher, educator, consultant, mentor and entrepreneur. Dr. Norman enjoying participating in outreach and learning new things. Her research interests are in theoretical space physics and STEM faculty development.

About Eclipse Soundscapes:

The Eclipse Soundscapes Project is a NASA Citizen Science project funded by NASA Science Activation that is studying how eclipses affect life on Earth during the October 14, 2023 annular solar eclipse and the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse. Eclipse Soundscapes will revisit an eclipse study from almost 100 years ago that showed that animals and insects are affected by solar eclipses! Like this study from 100 years ago, ES will ask for the public’s help. ES will also use modern technology to continue to study how solar eclipses affect life on Earth! 

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