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Watch Live Stream of Total Solar Eclipse on July 2nd, 2019

Education and Outreach Services 06.28.2019

Join Auraria Library, on July 2 at 2:00 pm Mountain Time (MT) to watch the Total Solar Eclipse Live from NSF’s Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile, via Exploratorium. The total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow part of the South Pacific Ocean, Chile, and Argentina.

What is Solar Eclipse? What you’ll see is the Moon covers the Sun. The Sun looks completely blackened. You’ll only see the…

In Honor of D-Day: The 442nd Combat Team

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 06.06.2019

In honour of D-Day, the day when Allied forces invaded northern France to open a new front against the Third Reich, we want to share an interesting item from our collections. Published in 1979, The Story of the 442nd Combat Team is a booklet covering the history and deployments of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, a US Army unit that was composed almost entirely of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Along with the 100th Infantry…

Unearthed: Examples of Gothic Architecture

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 05.29.2019

We recently stumbled upon and digitized the first volume in a series of plate collections featuring examples of Gothic architecture. This series, entitled Examples of Gothic Architecture: selected from various ancient edifices in England, was collected in 1838 by renowned English architect and historian, August Welby Pugin alongside his father, Auguste Pugin. Among other things, the younger Pugin was famous for helping revive…

Unearthed: Summering in Colorado

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 05.02.2019

We recently stumbled upon and digitized a delightful little tome about traveling our great state called Summering in Colorado. Published in 1878, just two years after Colorado's entry into the Union, this book is a travelogue about various regions in and around Colorado. Summering in Colorado is indicative of books of this ilk that were very popular in the mid to late 19th century. The writer of this particular…

Volunteer this Summer!

Researcher Support Services 05.01.2019

The semester is wrapping up and summer is soon approaching. Summer can be a great time to learn about and give back to your community by volunteering at local organizations and nonprofits. With hundreds of local organizations and over 1.5 million nonprofits, there are many places you can volunteer – libraries, educational institutions, parks districts, zoos, gardens, rescue missions, animal shelters, religious organizations, and more!

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