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South Suburban Solar Eclipse Events, Monday, August 21

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Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—August 19, 2017.  Unless you’ve been cut off from all means of communications, you know that on Monday, August 21, a rare, solar eclipse will take place. Here in my new hometown of Eugene, Oregon, we’re having “eclipse mania” as the eclipse will begin in our area around 10:15 a.m. Pacific time when we will be able to view the total eclipse. I’ll be heading up to Spencer Butte (about a 3,000 foot elevation) where the view is supposed to be at its best. But for those of you not lucky enough to be among the 1 million visitors converging on Oregon, there will be many opportunities to view the eclipse.

You’ll find a list below of ‘Solar Eclipse Viewing Events’ taking place in Park Forest and the surrounding areas.  And for those of you that will be stuck at work on Monday, there’s a link included to the NASA website where they will be live streaming the big event.

Remember to only view the eclipse with the proper eye covering and NOT with the naked eye, dark sunglasses, smoked glass, DVDs, helium balloons, reflections in water, exposed film or polarizing filters.

Governors State University (GSU), 1 University Parkway, University Park

Solar Eclipse Events – Monday, August 21

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies across America as it moves in its path of totality – a narrow range in which the sun will be completely obscured by the moon. While GSU lies just outside of this path, the region will experience a partial eclipse in which the moon obscures the sun by 87%. GSU is observing the solar eclipse with two on-campus events. From noon – 2 p.m., the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an eclipse-viewing event in Lot East 3. Solar filters and pinhole projectors will be available for use by participants to safely view the eclipse. Viewers are strongly encouraged to bring their own safety glasses if they wish to see the eclipse outside of the provided scopes. To find Lot East 3, view the campus map here. Additionally, Dr. Maristela Zell, Professor of Holistic Social Work, will lead a mindfulness meditation at 1 p.m. in the library. “Solar and lunar eclipses are about deepening consciousness,” says Dr. Zell. All are invited to the meditation. For additional information, visit www.govst.edu.

NASA, Washington, DC

NASA Eclipse 2017 Live – Streaming Video of August 21 Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event. To view the live streaming or to learn additional information about the total solar eclipse can be found at NASA Eclipse 2017 Live – Streaming Video of August 21 Total Solar Eclipse

NBC 5 Chicago

Eclipse Viewing

Those in the NBC 5 viewing area, can View the broadcast from NBC 5 here.

Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard

All-American Eclipse Viewing Party – Monday, August 21

The Park Forest Library will host an All-American Eclipse party on Monday, August 21 from noon to 3 p.m. Free eclipse glasses while supplies last.  Activities will take place indoors in the event of inclement weather.  For additional information, call 708-748-3731 or visit www.pfpl.org.

Prairie State College (PSC), 202 South Halsted, Chicago Heights

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event — Monday, August 21

PSC is hosting a Total Solar Eclipse 2017 viewing event on Monday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The eclipse is predicted to be at its maximum coverage in the Chicagoland area at 1:20 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to view the eclipse through Cassegrain telescopes, solar glasses and other material to allow for safe viewing. The event will be held outside near the college’s butterfly garden on the main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. According to NASA, a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. The PSC Library has teamed up with the Physics and Astronomy department to offer a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for attendees. Physics and Astronomy instructors Professor Mohammad Salami and Associate Professor Angela Hung will assist students and provide insight about this rare occurrence. This event is free and open to the public. When viewing the eclipse, observers must use eye protection at all times. For more information about this event, contact Interim Associate Dean Carolyn Ciesla at 708-709-2949. To learn more about the total solar eclipse, visit www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

South Suburban College (SSC), 15800 South State Street, South Holland

Solar Eclipse Events – Monday, August 21

On Monday, August 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., SSC will hold its solar eclipse events.  Astronomy Professor Michael Wilson and WGCI on-air personality Trey White will welcome students and kick off our fall semester with the solar eclipse of our lifetime! You don’t want to miss it. Free viewing glasses will be provided while supplies last. For additional information, visit www.ssc.edu.

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