How-to: Make a Solar Viewer
On Monday, August 21, from 12:00pm-4:00pm, The Parklands of Floyds Fork will host a solar eclipse viewing party at the PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park. Parklands staff will be on hand to lead craft activities and demonstrations, including how to make your own solar viewing device for this incredible celestial event!
During the upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse, it will be extremely important to protect your eyes while witnessing this amazing natural event.
NEVER look directly at the sun without proper eye protection!
How can you view the eclipse safely?
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as the ones found in “eclipse glasses”. Here in Louisville the sun will be 96% occluded (nearly true totality) so be sure to wear your solar glasses at all times!
Can’t make it to The Parklands on eclipse day? You can use everyday materials to create your own solar viewers!
Curtis, hired as Education Coordinator in March 2015, previously served as an Interpretive Ranger for the Parklands. As Education Coordinator, Curtis oversees programming and staffing for The Parklands Outdoor Classroom, based in the PNC Acheivement Center for Education and Interpretation. A native of Louisville and a graduate of Ballard High School, Curtis returns to Louisville after having worked as an environmental educator in Maine and Colorado at Acadia and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Curtis also served as Membership Manager at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Curtis enjoys hiking, biking, camping and kayaking.
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