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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Here's How Everyone in the US Could Witness the Total Solar Eclipse in Person - TIME

For a show that lasts less than three minutes, the total solar eclipse that will traverse the U.S. on Aug. 21 is already inspiring an impressive level of fervor. Everyone in the U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse, but only those who are ...and more »

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

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 »

What you need to know about the total solar eclipse - Sacramento Bee

What is a solar eclipse? A solar eclipse happens when the moon's orbit passes in front of the sun, and the moon blocks some of the sun from view. A total solar eclipse means the moon fully blocks the sun. People in a 70-mile-wide path stretching from ...and more »

Authorities Are Treating August's Solar Eclipse, a First in 99 Years, Like It's the End of the World - Newsweek

Port-a-potty shortages. Cellular blackout zones. Ambulances stuck in gridlock. These are the conditions emergency managers across the nation are expecting the week of August 21. No, a major hurricane isn't forecast. This isn't preparation for a ...and more »

Last Ever Total Solar Eclipse Will Take Place in 600 Million Years as the Moon Recedes From Earth - Newsweek

The total solar eclipse on 21 August will be the first to pass across the whole of the U.S., from the Pacific to the Atlantic, in 99 years. Total solar eclipses are a rarer occurrence than solar eclipses, which take place on average once every 18 ...and more »