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Schreiner to Host Solar Eclipse Viewing 


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Schreiner University will host a free public solar eclipse viewing event on campus mid-day Monday, Aug. 21, weather permitting.

The location will be at the center of the campus near the Quad. Schreiner will furnish solar telescopes, as well as solar eclipse glasses, starting at 11 am. The eclipse starts at 11:38 a.m., reaches its peak--at which the sun will be two-thirds covered by the moon—at 1:06 pm, and ends at 2:35 pm.

Persons planning to watch the eclipse on their own, need to take adequate precautions to protect their eyes. “Even during an eclipse, people should not try to observe the sun without precautions,” said Dr. Kim Arvidsson, assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy.  “Regular sunglasses definitely do not provide sufficient protection.”

The viewing is being co-hosted by the Trull School of Sciences and Mathematics and the Office of Student Services.

For more information contact Arvidsson at kdardvidsson@schreiner.edu or 830-792-7249.

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