New Eclipse Materials

The library has added a number of eclipse related materials to our collections. For a complete list of eclipse books, please visit our online catalog at :

Eclipse Chasers (DVD): Video journalist Mike Rubens has always dreamed of seeing a total eclipse – and on March 29, 2006, he finally had his chance. To be there, he had to travel to Ghana. We view the eclipse from the beach in Cape Coast, surrounded by local people and eclipse chasers from around the world.

What is an Eclipse? (DVD): Using telescopic and time-lapse photography, animation, and three-dimensional modeling, this updated version of “What is an eclipse?” illustrated how the motion of the moon around the earth causes both solar and lunar eclipses.

Eclipse Bulletin by Fred Espenak: For 15 years, the authors have published more than a dozen eclipse bulletins for NASA, each on covering a major solar eclipse. Prepared in cooperation with the IAU, the bulletins were internationally recognized as the most authoritative reference for each eclipse. The team has reunited to produce this new bulletin on the 2017 total eclipse through the USA.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 by Mark Nussbaum: Includes everything needed to plan a successful viewing experience of the 2017 total solar eclipse, including where to view, weather charts, and instructions for safe viewing.

Mask of the Sun by John Donovan: Both entertaining and authoritative, Mask of the Sun reveals the humanism behind the science of both lunar and solar eclipses. With insightful detail and vividly accessible prose, Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occuras well as insight into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be visible across North America.

Totality by Mark Littmann: Focuses on the eclipses of August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 that pass across the United States.

Solar Science by Dennis Schatz: Solar Science offers more than three dozen hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many fascinating aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the Sun’s motions, the space weather it causes, the measures of time and seasons in our daily lives, and much more.

Chasing Shadows by Clemency Montelle: Lunar and solar eclipses have always fascinated human beings. Digging deep into history, Clemency Montelle examines the ways in which theoretical understanding of eclipses originated and how ancient and medieval cultures shared, developed, and preserved their knowledge of these awe-inspiring events.

Sun, Moon, Earth: the history of solar eclipses by Tyler Nordgren: In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events.

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