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Solar Eclipse

Monday, Aug. 21 Please see Page 16 for details about author David Baron’s June 12 appearance to discuss his book, “American Eclipse.” The Eclipse is Coming! Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Amitava Bhattacharjee, a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and head of the theory department at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, will cover the science behind the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and help people understand what they will see. Community Room Lecture: “Paintings of the Eclipse by Howard Russell Butler” Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. Rachel LaRue, associate professor of American art at Princeton University, discusses the 1918 paintings of the total solar eclipse by portrait and landscape artist Howard Russell Butler. Butler was a graduate of Princeton University’s first school of science. Community Room

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Detail from Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923 by Howard Russell Butler. Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Palmer Square Monday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and we will provide the protective glasses and snacks at this three-hour Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Princeton is not in the path of totality, but there should still be a good show. Palmer Square Co-sponsored by the library and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.

Connections Magazine Summer 2017  
Connections Magazine Summer 2017  

The Princeton (NJ) Public Library magazine previews the Beyond Words benefit, the summer reading programs and the Sounds of Summer series fe...