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August

View the Solar Eclipse with the Campus Community

Wilkes University invites members of the campus community to view the solar eclipse from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 in the Fenner Quadrangle. The event is open to Wilkes students, faculty and staff who are interested and available (with supervisor’s permission).

Dr. Brian Redmond, professor of environmental engineering, earth science and geology, will have one pair of eclipse binoculars and two Questar telescopes to view the solar eclipse. Maximum visibility in Wilkes-Barre is at 2:41 p.m.

Attendees must bring their own protective eyewear. Per NASA guidelines, the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipse sun is through special solar-filtered glasses or hand-held viewers. Eclipse glasses and viewers should meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard. 

Please click here for tips on safely viewing the eclipse.


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