Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Nature is putting on a show. Bring your eclipse glasses or pick up a pair at the party and come watch as the moon covers 99 percent of the sun. A limited supply of free glasses will be available.

Enjoy coffee, music and moonpies as this extraordinary celestial event turns day to night.

Peak viewing is at 10:19 a.m.

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

  • Viewing the sun during a solar eclipse without proper viewing glasses can lead to “eclipse blindness” or retinal burns. DO NOT look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with eclipse glasses before looking at the sun. Look away from the sun before removing glasses.
  • When using the eclipse glasses, use them intermittently. Limit yourself to 3 minutes of continuous use.
  • If you normally wear glasses, apply the eclipse glasses over them.

We encourage faculty, staff and students to experience this extraordinary day together. Due to anticipated traffic congestion in the region and notoriously crowded parking on the first day of classes, we do not encourage community members to drive to campus Monday.
Location: 
The Quad (Firstenburg Family Fountain)
Who can participate: 
WSU Vancouver students, faculty and staff

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