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Watch the Great American Eclipse Safely Aug. 21

Posted on August 17, 2017

No more eclipse glasses are available at MSUM; free viewing still on

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Planetarium and Bookstore have run out of the 10,000 protective eye glasses it ordered for the Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. No more glasses are available at the MSUM Bookstore or the Planetarium.

According to a story in USA Today, stores across the country have sold out of special eclipse-watching glasses as well.

MSUM will still hold its eclipse viewing event with several stationary viewing opportunities.  

Solar Eclipse Viewing Details

  • Monday, Aug. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • G-3 parking lot, corner of 6th Ave. S. and 11th St. S., Moorhead
  • Two telescope stations using solar filters will be set up for viewing
  • Eight stations will utilize shared eclipse glasses for safe viewing

The American Astronomical Society website lists reputable vendors of solar filters, eclipse glasses and handheld viewers: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.


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