Monday is not only meet the teacher night for area elementary school students. It’s the day of the solar eclipse! If you’re interested in attending a viewing party in Alto here is a message from Sandy Graham, Alto Library’s Branch Manager.
And remember to use caution when viewing the sun during the eclipse. This includes remembering to leave pets indoors. Eye damage could occur if they look at the sun too. Or make a pinhole viewer and not worry about looking directly at the sun.
The Alto community is co-operating on celebrating the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The Alto Branch: Kent District Library, Alto Elementary School, the Alto Lions Club and Alto DDA are having a Solar Eclipse Party, August 21st, beginning at 1:00 pm, at the athletic fields, Alto Elementary School (6150 Bancroft Ave).
At the party, participants can learn about the structure of the sun by making sun cookies; learn about the relationships between the Sun, Moon and Earth with hands-on activities; make an eclipse book; and do a guessing game of “How Big, How Far, How Hot” to see how various objects in the solar system compare. Solar eclipse glasses for safe viewing will be passed out at the party. Come and enjoy the astronomical event of the decade.
This area will be experiencing a bit more than an 80% eclipse, beginning just before 1:00 pm. The peak will be shortly after 2:20 and the eclipse will be completely finished about 3:45. To see a video representation of this, visit http://time.com/4882923/total-solar-ecipse-map-places.view/ Click in the blue graphic, then type in your zip code.
If you have any questions about this event, call the Alto Branch, KDL at 647-3829.