25Jul2017

Nasa Says Unsafe Eclipse Glasses Being Distributed

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Using faulty glasses can cause eye damage. (NB; Image illustrative only. Does not imply these are the units in question )

NASA issued a warning Thursday to let people know unsafe eclipse glasses are being distributed by “unscrupulous companies.” Be aware of the dangers associated by using the wrong product!

The space agency recommends only using eclipse glasses with ISO 12312-2 printed on them that have been printed by the four following companies:

American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17

NASA says buying your eclipse glasses on Amazon does not ensure their safety. Look for the CE approved seal ie Rainbow Symphony

“Make sure to check your eclipse glasses and viewers to verify that they have the correct ISO designation and were manufactured by one of the four companies recognized by NASA as legitimate,” the agency noted.

It’s unsafe to look at the sun for any amount of time as it can possibly be dangerous and lead to permanent damage, hence why purchasing eclipse glasses is so important. The total solar eclipse, considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone in the Middle Tennessee area, takes place in just 31 days on Aug. 21

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 Copy of the flier put out by NASA. See link HERE. Visit wkrn.com/eclipse for all the resources and information you need.Read more from NASA’s website.

Eclipse Phone Apps
Foxwood Astronomy announces the launch of three smart phone applications, available on the iTunes App Store. Designed by eclipse chasers for eclipse chasers, these apps will help novice observers learn about total solar eclipses, understand what is happening, prepare their observation and photography plans and most importantly, enjoy the beauty of one of nature’s most spectacular events.

On August 21, 2017, millions of people from all over the world will converge into the path of totality. As the moons shadow sweeps the nation from coast to coast, first time observers as well as experienced eclipse chasers will be hoping for the rare opportunity to witness this amazing celestial event. A couple of other apps offer assistance to get you in the path of totality, but Solar Eclipse Timer is the only app that provides precise timing with audible announcements and tones so that you do not miss anything during this magical event. Many will join Tropical Sails Corp on one of its’ many tours.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Timer, the only “talking timer”, transforms novice eclipse observers into prepared eclipse guides. Here are a few of the helpful features included:

– auto loading GPS geo-location helps you insure that you are in the path of totality
– contact times are automatically calculated for your current location
– audible announcements remind you to observe for interesting phenomena during the partial phases
– count down announcements and audible tones help you mark contact times and max eclipse
– a demo program, which includes an actual total solar eclipse video, is a great tool to use to practice your photography plan
– partial phase image sequences calculator helps you know when to snap the shots to create your equally spaced Partial Phase Sequence Compilation, just like the pros do it.

Complex enough for experienced eclipse chasers – simple enough for first time observers. $1.99

Total Solar Eclipses are fun for the entire family. To make sure everyone gets to take part, two FREE companion games are being released. Eclipse USA Quiz Game & Totality Observer

2017 Total Solar Eclipse USA Quiz Game is a fun, timer based game designed to educate people about solar eclipses. Fun, yet challenging, it keeps your score. In app purchases allow the user to expand their knowledge of total solar eclipses beyond the basics; state specific trivia for the states in the path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse is also an option. Educators and parents are both encouraged to download the FREE version. It’s chocked full of educational eclipse information.

Totality Observer is just for fun! Here’s where you get to be the eclipse tour guide and it’s your job to move the clouds out of the way to ensure that your guests get to “eyeball” totality. Just make sure your little ones are not playing the game on the big day as totality approaches. FREE

Learn more about the history of how Solar Eclipse Timer came about and how it has changed since 2002 at www.solareclipsetimer.com.

 

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