Hillsborough Library Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing

Credits: courtesy NASA
Credits: courtesy NASA

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Library, operated by the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will host a viewing of the Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 beginning at 1 p.m.

The SCLSNJ distributed free solar eclipse viewing glasses at their 10 local branches tast week.

According to the SCLSNJ  website, glasses will be handed out at viewing events that will be held in the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield and Warren branches on Monday, Aug. 21.

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The libraries will also connect to NASA TV to livestream the eclipse.

NASA EDGE will join forces with the NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium to air a live webcast of the total solar eclipse from Southern Illinois University from Carbondale, Ili.

Prior to the totality in Carbondale at 11:52:26 AM CDT, the library will have a presentation on the science of eclipse with several NASA experts including mission scientists, engineers and educators.

Throughout the entire webcast there will be live views of the total eclipse as it occurs.

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