Join us on Monday, August 21 to View the Solar Eclipse!

Eclipse Program BannerExperience the solar eclipse as it is happening at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Monday, August 21, starting at 2:00 PM! Here in the Berkshires we will see a partial eclipse with the moon covering 66% of the sun. We’ll start by creating your own pinhole eclipse viewer, followed by other art and interactive learning activities. Bring a cereal box with you for the pinhole viewer. There will be a video all about solar eclipses and live-streaming the total eclipse from the NASA website. If it’s a sunny day, we’ll head outside about 2:30 PM to experience the eclipse through our pinhole viewers. The Berkshire Athenaeum will provide 100 pairs of certified safe shades for eclipse viewing.

Rain or shine come experience the excitement of the solar eclipse at the library, Monday, August 21, 2:00 PM.

Free and open to the public

Please bring a large breakfast cereal box for making the pinhole eclipse viewers. Most appropriate for children ages 7 and older. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Do you have more questions? Call us at the Reference Desk for more information: 413-499-9480 x 202.

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About Berkshire Athenaeum

We are the public library for the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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