Viewing the Eclipse on August 21

Posted Aug 16, 2017

We've been getting many questions about eclipse viewing in anticipation of the August 21 solar eclipse.

The biggest question: where can one get eclipse glasses? The answer is that it's a bit hard to come by glasses locally, as many organizations purchased or were granted a very limited quantity to sell or share only at programs. Libraries in particular had to apply far in advance to receive them, and few in the area were able to do so.

We've compiled a list of resources to help.

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

The Planetarium on the UW-Milwaukee campus is hosting a special eclipse day event, in addition to events prior to the eclipse. They do not take reservations for glasses, and have only a set number to sell each day.

The Sun's Disappearing Act - Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18 - 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Solar Eclipse 2017 - Monday, August 21 - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

View the Eclipse Safely

NASA and other reputable sources have widely shared crucial information about safely viewing a solar eclipse. 

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