Learn How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely

Posted on 02/29/24 by The AARP Bulletin

Amateur and professional astronomers alike will be looking skyward on the afternoon of Monday, April 8, when a total solar eclipse will be visible across much of the U.S.

You can learn about the eclipse, including how to watch it safely, at a virtual presentation on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by AARP Delaware and the University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Jim O’Leary, a retired senior scientist formerly with the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, will explain how AARP Delaware to watch the eclipse, the history behind the eclipse and how it will look in different parts of the country. To register for the Zoom event, visit aarp.org/DEEvents.

This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 2017, and the last total eclipse until August 2044. Its arc will cast Delaware into 80 percent to 90 percent darkness, according to the American Astronomical Society. Learn more at eclipse.aas.org.

This story is provided by AARP Delaware. Visit the AARP Delaware page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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