Tactile Book about the Eclipse

The Museum of Idaho offers a touring exhibit on space exploration, To celebrate the up-coming eclipse on Aug 21. I have not been to the display yet, thinking that it will be very visual with little to explore by touch. But I recently learned that the museum received a combination braille and tactile booklet from NASA. It describes how the eclipse passes across the united states and how the sun’s rays get blocked by the moon. The booklet is printed on thermaform paper and is well thought out. I especially enjoyed seeing the map of the united states with the path of totality (the point where the moon blocks the sun) superimposed on a map of the United States.

Image of the book's cover If you find yourself visiting the exhibit with friends and family, ask for the book. It is worth checking out.

Complements to NASA and to the museum for making this available to the public. More information about the braille book is located on the space.com web site. Information about the touring exhibit is located at the Museum of Idaho’s current exhibit page.