Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Seminar

Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Seminar

Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Seminar

Staring at the sun without proper filtration, even when it is partially obscured by the moon during an eclipse, can damage or destroy photo-receptor cells of the eye's retina, leaving blind spots in a person's field of vision, experts said. The main show begins at 1 p.m. and will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from OR to SC. Normal sunglasses don't provide enough protection. The glasses will be given out while supplies last, the library staff said.

Science Central's gift shop is selling solar eclipse viewing cards for $1.99 each to the public and for $1 each for Science Central members.

In Rhode Island, we'll only get to see a partial eclipse. The American Astronomical Society, a NASA partner, has verified that these manufacturers are making eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 global standard for such products. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.

The AAS and NASA have posted a list of reputable solar filter brands, retail distributors and online dealers.

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Andrews noted to the Daily Mail that "sometimes people make mistakes" and reiterated that the program will not be offered. Stephenson shared the form in a Facebook post, which has since garnered hundreds of comments from upset parents.

Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun.

You will also need to use solar filter on cameras, binoculars and telescopes and don't use eclipse glasses to look through them.

If you received this email from Amazon, there are other places to purchase eclipse glasses.

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