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Solar Eclipse August 21st

Are you ready for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st? While Massachusetts is not in the path of totality, which means we won’t get the full eclipse, we will however still get to see a partial eclipse.

Tips for Safe Viewing

Only wear special glasses with a solar filter to watch the eclipse. Ordinary sunglasses will not protect your eyes. As the retina does not have nerve ending, you won’t be aware of any damage from the sun for hours, so wearing the proper safety gear is important.

Always cover your eyes with solar viewing glasses or equipment before you look up at the sun.

 

For more information visit these sites

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum https://airandspace.si.edu/eclipse-2017

NASA https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Space.com https://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.html

 

Information About Glasses

NASA https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

Order glasses here http://www.solareclipse-glasses.com/

Glasses can also be obtained at the Museum of Science store, but you may want to call ahead.

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