Solar Eclipse Party

On August 21, 2017, 1100+ Skokie, IL residents and nearby neighbors gathered at Skokie Public Library to witness the solar eclipse that captivated the country. At the event, participants were asked to write notes to viewers of the next solar eclipse in 2024. The resulting words and images ranged from sincere to humorous, filled with everything from practical advice to heartfelt descriptions of the rare experience. Have a look! 

Event Photos

Man Watching Eclipse

View images from the Solar Eclipse Party on August 21, 2017. 

Time Capsule

Time Capsule with children writing notes

Participants wrote notes to include in our Time Capsule for future eclipse-watchers.