Whiz bang of a solar eclipse program at library

As he explains how a solar eclipse happens, Dr. Dave from the Whiz Bang Science Show holds the moon audience volunteers Ben Carruthers holds the Earth and Ivory Redd holds the sun.

(Posted March 26, 2024)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

The Great American Eclipse! show visited Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library on March 25. In anticipation of the solar eclipse occurring on April 8, Dr. Dave Lohnes from the Whiz Bang Science Show entertained over 90 youths and adults to explain the science of a solar eclipse and how it occurs.

Battelle sponsored the program in partnership with the library as part of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education programming. Everyone who attended received a pair of eclipse glasses.

Extra eclipse glasses are available at the library’s front counter while supplies last. Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library is located at 270 Lilly Chapel Rd. in West Jefferson.

The crowd laughs as Dr. Dave covers them with toilet paper in a science demonstration to slay a dragon.
Georgia Daugherty sports a NASA outfit while helping Dr. Dave with a science experient that included a loud bang.
Over 90 people showed up for the Great American Eclipse! program on March 25 at Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library. Dr. Dave Lohnes from the Whiz Bang Science Show entertained and educated the crowd on solar eclipses.
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