Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BSU Observatory To Host Solar Eclipse Viewing

The Bridgewater State University Observatory will hold a special viewing of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Approximately 65 percent of the sun's surface will be covered by the moon in the sky. The observatory at the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science & Mathematics will provide multiple ways to view the eclipse safely, including access to optical projection systems, solar telescopes with H-alpha or reflective filters and free eclipse glasses and viewing screens while supplies last.
Those attending should first stop in the lobby of the center to pick up safety information and eclipse glasses/viewers and then join viewers on the green or the fifth-floor patios for viewing of the sun. A presentation about the sun and eclipses will be held in the auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m.
The viewing will be held rain or shine. If it's cloudy, the eclipse will be streamed live in the auditorium for all to see. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yc7uhndp to register to attend. Children must be supervised by adults at all times. The center is located on 24 Park Ave. For more information, email mwhittemore@bridgew.edu.

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