The Solar Eclipse-the 'celestial event of the century' will take place on Monday August 21st. The Science Library at Butler University will be organizing events to celebrate and interpret this rare occurrence. Details will be posted closer to the event but WATCH THIS SPACE!
Events will be taking place across the United States particularly where a total eclipse is forecast. However, the eclipse should be visible from many points in the Midwest including Indianapolis. This page will provide updates about the activities planned for Butler University, as well as give some background information about Solar Eclipses, both scientific and cultural.
Update-we have received 1000 pairs of solar eclipse viewing glasses from StarNet to facilitate our events being held on the Butler University campus on 21st August!!!
Update-here's a great link to show how the Solar Eclipse will appear in your zip code:
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Here's a link to some movies that feature Solar Eclipses
The Secret Mountain, by Enid Blyton, a group of children and their guardian, captives of a sun-worshipping African tribe, escape by threatening to kill the sun, having prior knowledge of an imminent solar eclipse.