Solar Eclipse 2024

On April 8, 2024, there will be a full solar eclipse, and while Concord is not in the path of totality, we are still so excited to view this interstellar phenomenon. To celebrate, we’ve filled Room 205 of Ohrstrom Library with an exhibit of eclipse posters produced by NASA. Each poster was created by a different artist–we hope you stop by and take a look!

If you are on campus for the eclipse, drop by the library to request a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses. We have a limited number, and they are first come first serve. On Sunday, April 7th, we will also be providing materials and instructions to build your own cardboard eclipse viewing box. It’s an old-fashioned way to watch the eclipse, and it is so fun to see the simple science in action!

Speaking of looking into space, did you know that St Paul’s first observatory was constructed in 1930 and was located in the field next to the Red Barn?  Visit our digital archives to learn more about the observatory and about the School’s first telescope.

Want to read more about the eclipse, astronomy, and space? Check out these books below, or swing by the library to see the books, both fiction and nonfiction, that are accompanying the eclipse posters in Room 205 – there is something for every amateur astronomer!

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