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Indiana University experts available to comment on upcoming 2017 solar eclipse - IU Newsroom

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the continental United States on Aug. 21, which coincides with the first day of classes on every campus in the Indiana University system. Solar eclipses occur during the new moon ...and more »

AAS's Advice for Safe Solar-Eclipse Viewing - Sky & Telescope

In response to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers flooding the market as the coast-to-coast solar eclipse of August 21st draws near, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has revised some of its safety advice to the public. How ...and more »

High-Altitude Jets Offer Scientists Unique Vantage Point for Total Solar Eclipse - Seeker

A group of scientists is taking to the skies to chase the shadow of the moon during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21from the unique vantage point of two retrofitted WB-57F jet planes. Amir Caspi, a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in ...and more »

Hey Bay Area! There are still options to see the solar eclipse - The Mercury News

I woke up this morning with an overwhelming desire to go watch the solar eclipse later this month. I mean, like, up close and personal. Which, for a Bay Area resident, means an eight-hour, 41-minute drive up to Madras, Oregon. Why Madras? Because as ...and more »

Four ways anyone can be a scientist during the solar eclipse - Popular Science

Millions of people are expected to turn their heads skyward to watch the Great American Eclipse on August 21. You might be one of them. But did you know that you can enjoy this natural wonder while also helping scientists out? Here are four ways that ...and more »

Some Pretty Cool Science Is Gonna Happen During The Eclipse - FiveThirtyEight

On Aug. 21, mid-morning Pacific time, the town of Salem, Oregon, will slip into shadow. The moon will slowly and inexorably slide in front of the sun, and our star's light will slowly grow dimmer. Filtered through foliage, sunlight will appear on the ...and more »

Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Flooding the Market: How to Stay Safe - Space.com

Update 8/7: The American Astronomical Society has released updated guidelines for how to find out if your eclipse glasses are safe, and where to buy certified eclipse glasses. The Federal Trade Commission has also released a statement with safety ...and more »

Earth Will Have Its Last Total Solar Eclipse in About 600 Million Years - Space.com

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don't forget about the moon: Its slow progress away from Earth means these celestial events won't keep happening forever. Next month's total ...and more »

Coming Soon? A Solar Eclipse Near You - Scientific American

A solar eclipse darkens some region of Earth roughly every six months. Excitement is high for the August 21 total eclipse, which will cast a band of complete blackness across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. If you live too far away to see it ...and more »

Astronomers approved more safe solar glasses vendors for eclipse watchers - Quartz

The total solar eclipse that will be visible in parts of the US on August 21 is the most anticipated event of the summer. And you're invited. No need to RSVP. But do grab astronomer-approved solar glasses in advance because staring at the sun is always ...and more »