Get ready for the solar eclipse

Gwen Vasquez
August 19, 2017

Solar retinopathy is hard to predict. Ophthalmologists and optometrists reliably expect to see a few cases of it after an eclipse, according to Medscape. "You can go online and buy really low-cost solar eclipse glasses".

Putting glasses on your pet during the solar eclipse can make for a fun Instagram post, but experts say they aren't necessary to prevent the eclipse from harming your pet's vision.

For a man who has seen three eclipses in his life, he said it's not something to miss. With the sun behind you, you'll have a pinhole projector in which to see the eclipse. Storytime will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by watching the eclipse and finally a craft.

The reason is because the sun's intensity when viewed directly, even for a few seconds, cannot only make vision painful; they can also permanently blind you.

Dr Don Moore of Oregon Zoo said most dogs and cats might want to go to bed or eat at a different time. It is also not safe to look at the sun through the viewfinder of a camera or an unfiltered telescope.

Those with computer access can watch the eclipse via real-time NASA videos and livestream at nasa.gov/live. Libraries in every state were able to hold events about the eclipse already, or will do so on the day of the eclipse, to distribute both knowledge and protective glasses to their communities.

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Astronomy professors William Istone, PhD and Tom Blon, MA are celebrating the event on the Newburgh and Middletown campuses, respectively, by setting up the large telescopes equipped with sun filters.

In an "abundance of caution", Slocum said, she asked customers to return 36 pairs of glasses she wasn't sure were completely safe due to a concern with a distributor's order.

Also, live-streaming along the swath where the total 100 percent eclipse moves will be available for viewing on nine foot screens in OCTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall (Newburgh) and Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum room 010, Rowley Center for Science and Engineering (Middletown), rain or shine.

Now that we are within a week of the eclipse, the forecast is starting to take shape. "You need an unobstructed view". The event is free with museum admission.

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, hot-air balloon rides will be $5 each at the Muhlenberg County Park, 200 County Park Drive.

Coastal locations could still be dealing with some morning fog and low clouds, however, which is a risk for those wanting to be the first to observe the eclipse on Oregon's Pacific coast. There will be eclipse information and activities for attendees. Those wishing to pick up a pair of eclipse glasses may start lining up at 1:00 p.m.at the library's outdoor tent.

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