Science Matters – Eyes on the Sky 

Have you been dazzled by the coming of the solar eclipse? We’re taking a cue from Mother Nature and turning our focus on the sky with this series.

Solar Eclipse Day

August 21, 12:00 – 3:00, Auditorium

Feel free to stop in for refreshments and information about the solar eclipse scheduled to begin at approximately noon in our area. The Library will have a limited supply of solar eclipse glasses on hand the day of the eclipse.  We will be streaming NASA’s solar eclipse watch and will have supplies out for making pinhole cameras.  While Wilmette is not in the path of totality, this area will see the Moon cover up to 90 percent of the Sun.  (You must wear protective eye gear to view this; sunglasses are not enough protection.)

Cosmos in Concert – Celestial Suite

Thursday, August 24, 7:00, Auditorium

Celestial Suite is a multimedia show featuring narration, astronomy visuals, and live music performed by the award-winning quintet Axiom Brass. The show explores the beautiful rings of Saturn, the most distant galaxies in the universe, the mysteries hidden within black holes, and more! Celestial Suite was developed by Kyle Kremer through the Cosmos in Concert initiative in Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA).

Look Up to the Stars

Tuesday, September 12, 7:00, Auditorium

Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Join us for an exciting program about the universe from the very small to the very large. You’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.


Funding provided the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

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