The Great American Solar Eclipse will happen on Monday, August 21, 2017. While the central Texas area is not in the path of totality, the Austin area will see about 60% of the eclipse, beginning at 11:41 am with maximum viewing time at 1:10 pm. Grab your solar shades and head to one of these locations to watch the solar eclipse while enjoying an afternoon of activities related to the eclipse.
Austin Public Library – Howson Branch
2500 Exposition Blvd., Austin
Make a pinhole projectors and watch the sun disappear!
Pflugerville Public Library
1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville
12-2p pmThe event will start with a short informational session on safe viewing techniques. Then view the eclipse (weather permitting) and work on a craft from 11:30 am – 1:45 pm (while supplies last). Finish off the afternoon with a screening of Wall-E at 2 pm. Free viewing glasses (while supplies last) provided by StarNet.
Round Rock Public Library
Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock
In partnership with the Space Science Institute, the viewing party will take place in Prete Plaza, and there will be a variety of activities to share to increase your enjoyment of the event. To prepare for the eclipse, the Library’s summer displays include information about solar eclipses, as well as a session of hands-on activities Saturday, July 29.