The first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in nearly a century may still be a little ways away, but the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is helping residents prepare this month.
UNO will host two free events at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, in an effort to educate the public about the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Both events will take place in the Durham Science Center, Rooms 115 and 116, on UNO's Dodge Campus.
The talks, titled "Prepare for the Solar Eclipse" are being organized by the staff of UNO's Mallory Kountze Planetarium.
Each talk will last approximately 45 minutes and include information about eclipses happen, where the best spots to view the eclipse will be, and how to safely watch or record the eclipse. Demonstrations on how to safely use telescopes and cameras will take place immediately following the lecture.
Parking will be open on the UNO campus both days.
Questions and Media Inquiries
Questions about this event can be directed to Planetarium Operator Krista Testin at 402.554.2219.
Media requests can be directed to the UNO Media Relations office at email@example.com or by calling 402.554.2129.
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