MIAMI — The Miami Memorial Library would like to thank everyone who participated in the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21, and to all who attended our eclipse events leading up to the actual viewing event at The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum.
The Miami Library and its partners handed out over 1,000 pairs of eclipse glasses, free of charge, to grateful people inside and outside our Globe-Miami community.
Our community partners included the Globe Public Library, who also hosted Tonto National Monument’s Education Ranger Jennifer Smith’s interesting presentation on “Archaeoastronomy: Eclipses of the Past”, the Bullion Plaza Museum who opened their doors for all of us to enjoy, Miami Councilman Jose (Angel) Medina, who brought his telescope and refreshments that were provided by The Loyal Order of Moose Globe 2014.
We also want to thank Robert Licano for his assistance, the Town of Miami, the Friends of the Miami Library, Linda Gross, Simply Sarah’s and everyone who made our Great American “Partial” Eclipse a total success.
Miami Memorial Library joined the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and its NASA@ My Library initiative, which provided resources and STEM activities to libraries across the nation related to the eclipse.
Partners include NASA, the American Library Association, and many other organizations.
This project was made possible through support from the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, and the National Science Foundation.