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.
What the solar eclipse will look like from Tucson

Written by Marcia Neugebauer, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely At ASA: August 2017
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