Getting started with SEAL? Find eclipse and Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries resources here!

We’ve put together a list of links and resources relevant to the Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries project below. We’ll be updating this post with new resources regularly, so be sure to bookmark and check back for new and exciting stuff!

If you have any questions or are having trouble accessing any of these resources please reach out to Dillon Connelly at SSI.

The SEAL Project

Want to know how to get started with SEAL? Register for one of our monthly Getting Started with SEAL webinars!

Watch a recording of the SEAL Virtual Training: Getting Started with SEAL Webinar on the STAR Net YouTube channel!

SEAL FAQ Webinar hosted by STAR Net (Recorded Webinar on YouTube)

Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries project page on STAR Net

Registration form for SEAL Eclipse Glasses

SEAL Graphics and Logos Blog Post 

SEAL Workshop PowerPoint Slide Deck (Please edit the slides if you are using for your own SEAL-related programs)

SEAL Workshop PDF Slide Deck

SEAL Professional Development and Training

Professional Development for Libraries – Planning for Citizen Science Month Webinar with SciStarter (Recorded 02/01/2023)

SEAL Virtual Training Series: Sunspotter Telescope (YouTube)

SEAL Virtual Training Series: Coronado Solar Telescope (YouTube)

For more tips on how to use the Coronado Solar Telescope, check out this helpful guide by Eclipse Ambassador and Night Sky Network Member Darcy Howard!

Check out this infographic all about cleaning the Coronado solar telescope

How to use a pair of sunoculars training (Coming soon!)

Eclipse Information and Education

Solar Science 101 video with Jamie Harold of the Space Science Institute (Coming soon!)

Eclipse time and location reference page on SciGames

Learn more about the 2023 and 2024 eclipses with this handy booklet from the SEAL team (a printed version of which will be included with your shipment of eclipse glasses!)

Eclipse resources from NASA

Find out what the 2023 and 2024 eclipses will look like with this eclipse simulator

Learn more about eclipse viewing safety with the American Astronomical Society

Making Eclipse Connections

Talk eclipses with SSI, eclipse ambassadors, and other librarians in the eclipse group on the STAR Net community site

Find NASA Solar System Ambassadors in your area on the NASA Solar System Ambassador directory

Connect with a local astronomy club through NASA’s Night Sky Network 

A set of suggestions for how librarians and community group leaders can find eclipse experts in their communities, compiled by astronomer Andrew Fraknoi

Eclipse and Solar Science Programming and Activities

Looking to build your own solar science circulation kit like the SEAL State Library kits? This PDF has a full list of supplies for each kit with links to where to buy all the supplies!

This white paper from Dr. Kate Russo has some great information on planning for the 2023 and 2024 eclipses in your community!

Check out this great list of books, films, music, and art with connections to eclipses compiled by astronomer Andrew Fraknoi

STAR Net‘s STEM Activity Clearinghouse

SEAL Activity collection on the STEM Activity Clearinghouse

This list has even more solar science and eclipse activities as compiled by astronomer Andrew Fraknoi

Get involved with solar citizen science by participating in one of NASA’s Sun-related citizen science projects

Store your solar viewing glasses safely with this foldable DIY storage case!

Get familiar with the basics of citizen science and how to participate in citizen science projects at your library with these free trainings from SciStarter

Explore different eclipse and solar science eclipse projects at SciStarter’s eclipse page

Check out this playlist of of annular and total eclipse videos from the Fiske Planetarium!

Do you have a 3D printer at your library? Check out these 3D printable pinhole projectors from NASA with custom designs for the 2023 and 2024 eclipses!

Citizen Science and the Eclipse

Professional Development for Libraries: Planning for Citizen Science Month Webinar with SciStarter (Recorded 02/01/2023)

SEAL Virtual Training Series: Introduction to Citizen Science and Eclipse Programming with SciStarter (Recorded 04/12/2023) 

SEAL Virtual Training Series: Programming with Citizen Science for the Eclipses (Recorded 04/25/23)

SEAL Virtual Training Series: Eclipse Citizen Science with GLOBE Observer (Recorded 05/04/23)

SEAL Virtual Training Series: Eclipse Citizen Science with Eclipse Soundscapes

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  1. In search of a photo or template where the solar card viewer is taped to the inside of a paper plate for easier use by small children. I’ve seen it somewhere, but can’t find it now.