FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Friday, April 12 from 2-5pm and Saturday, April 13 from 10am - 2pm.

Solar System and Space

sun and nine planets in the solar system

Our eyes are on the skies

Did you know that there will be a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024? 

Burlington and the surrounding area will be in the “path of totality” for the April eclipse. We are delighted to offer Space science programs in partnership with South Burlington resident, Bridget Kimsey, who is a NASA Solar System Ambassador. Check back often for information about library programs about space, our solar system and the eclipses.

Viewing the Eclipse

You should never look at the sun directly without equipment that's specifically designed for looking at the sun.

Make your own eclipse viewer

Make a pinhole camera

2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Vermont


Learn about NASA

NASA History

NASA's Eyes: Explore the Earth, the solar system, the universe and the spacecrafts through interactive apps.

NASA Science Missions

NASA Toolkits: Downloadable resources, such as posters, bookmarks, calendars and coloring books.

NASA’s Universe of Learning: Educational activities and resources