For those of you who will not make a long trek to view the total solar eclipse as it sweeps across the country on Monday (Aug. 21), the Arizona Senior Academy will offer the following, very informal, opportunities to experience the event:
- View some or all of the progress of the total eclipse on a NASA TV broadcast to be shown on the large screen in the ASA Great Room – from about 10 am to 1 pm.
- Just go outside and view the partial solar eclipse from Academy Village using free, safe, approved eclipse viewing glasses provided by ASA. (Recently, reports have circulated about bogus eclipse glasses that are not safe for use. All safe glasses, including the ones available at the ASA, are certified with the marking “ISO 12312-2.”)
- The timing of the event in Tucson is illustrated below.
Written by Marcia Neugebauer, Academy Village Volunteer