August 18, 2017

SOLAR ECLIPSE

Audio description to allow the blind and visually impaired to "see" the total eclipse

The Audio Description Project, an initiative of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), along with the Mid-Tennessee Council of the Blind, the Tennessee School for the Blind, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, announces an opportunity for the blind and people with visual impairments world-wide to experience the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 via described video. 
Visit http://acb.org/eclipse for more information.


August 16, 2017

SOLAR ECLIPSE

We have just added a new book to the collection that talks about the history of solar eclipses. An astronomer explains the planetary mechanics and physics behind eclipses, as well as examines the ways humans have reacted to this phenomenon. Call the library and check it out!  DB 87308
SUN MOON EARTH: THE HISTORY OF SOLAR ECLIPSES FROM OMENS OF DOOM TO EINSTEIN AND EXOPLANETS  by TYLER NORDGREN.