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Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

Posted: July 13, 2017 5:09 p.m.
Updated: July 14, 2017 1:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a.m. 

This program will be presented by John Adams Hodge, a NASA volunteer in the Solar System Ambassador Program. He is an experienced astronomical observer and a partner in the Bethune Observers Group. He is also an environmental and aviation lawyer, Professional Geologist, and pilot.  

Mr. Hodge will discuss when, where, and how to see the eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21. He will describe features of both the sun and the moon that are visible during the eclipse, the physics of eclipses and the scientific and historical significance of eclipses. Weather permitting, he will also bring his solar telescope.

Attendees to the program will be able to pick up a pair of free solar eclipse glasses. Be sure to bring them to KCL’s solar eclipse party in Elgin on August 21.

Kershaw County Library is proud to be one of 75 public libraries chosen to be part of NASA @My Library, led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science and the Education Development Center. This program is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate via a cooperative agreement between NASA and SSI. NASA @ My Library is an initiative of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net), a lands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country.

As part of the grant, the library will receive materials, training and financial support to host programs and activities for various age groups. Our goal is to create compelling learning experiences for our community and share the story, science, and adventure of NASA’s scientific explorations of planet Earth, our Solar System, and the universe beyond. 

For more information on this and other programs, please call the library at 803-425-1508 or visit us online at


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