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Ready For The Eclipse?

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  • Posted: August 16th, 2017

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    By: Skyhawks

    If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 3 months, you’ve no doubt been getting an eye and an earful about next week’s solar eclipse. Depending on where your child’s program is location and their program’s schedule next week, your child may have a perfect opportunity to view the eclipse! Feel free to send them with the correct protective glasses or filters/viewers. If you’re planning on sending your child with glasses and/or filters to view the eclipse: here’s a couple things to remember from NASA's eclipse page:

      - Glasses and viewers must be designated as ISO 12312-2.

      - Glasses and viewers must be less than 3 years old and not have any scratches or cracks on the lenses.

    Before you drop your child off at their program, remind them of a few things: 

      - Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun.
      - Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
      - Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury.

    All Skyhawks programs are continuing as scheduled, and we’re excited for to kick off the week’s programs with this rare event! If you have any questions regarding your child and their program next week, please call our customer service department at 800.804.3509

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