Title

Eclipse and Eye Safety

Date

6-1-2017 4:00 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 6:00 PM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Session Title

Presidential Plenary

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Melinda Shimizu

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to inform the general public about the dangers of viewing the sun during a solar eclipse and preventive measures taken to protect the eyes from permanent damage. Even though one cannot feel the pain of the damage from the sun, direct viewing can cause irreparable damage in mere seconds. There are several ways that an eclipse can be viewed safely without the possibility of short-term or long-term eye damage. Additionally, the lessons for safe sun-viewing provided here apply at all times not just during eclipses.

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Eclipse and Eye Safety

WUC Columbia Room

The purpose of this presentation is to inform the general public about the dangers of viewing the sun during a solar eclipse and preventive measures taken to protect the eyes from permanent damage. Even though one cannot feel the pain of the damage from the sun, direct viewing can cause irreparable damage in mere seconds. There are several ways that an eclipse can be viewed safely without the possibility of short-term or long-term eye damage. Additionally, the lessons for safe sun-viewing provided here apply at all times not just during eclipses.