Log Number: MA-251510-OMS-22
The Adler Planetarium will collaborate with Illinois library system partners to reach audiences throughout the state in advance of the October 2023 and April 2024 solar eclipses. The planetarium will develop a booklet and poster for librarians featuring solar eclipse educational activities and content. It will distribute these resources, along with a supply of solar viewing glasses, to every public library in Illinois, equipping them to share sky observing resources with their community members. The planetarium will then facilitate in-person and online professional development opportunities for librarians on solar eclipse-related topics. The project will further Adler Planetarium’s goal to reduce barriers to science and science resources, while providing participating librarians with new astronomy knowledge and improving their ability to offer related programs and respond to public questions.