Solar Eclipse Viewing 2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing: Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at FCS
Weather permitting, we will have a school-wide solar eclipse viewing on the softball field Monday morning, August 21. Elementary students (grades 2-5) will view the first part of the eclipse.
Registered parent volunteers should check with their child's teacher ahead of time if they want to participate. You must be a fingerprinted and registered volunteer with FCS for the 2017-18 school year.
Numerous FCS and Harbor Light administrative staff will be present on the field to help oversee the event. For safety reasons, we are exclusively using indirect observation methods. Students should not bring solar glasses to school because of the widespread number of fake glasses that have been reported in the news.
Elementary and Junior High students will make pinhole projectors to observe the eclipse. Additional projectors will be provided for use by Secondary students. There will also be a telescope viewing station by Dr. Handran. Keep in mind that there will be a waiting time for telescope viewing and students will need to move through the station quickly in order to let other students observe. The telescope station also uses an indirect viewing method.
IMPORTANT: NEVER VIEW THE SUN DIRECTLY AS THIS CAN RESULT IN PERMANENT EYE DAMAGE.
Younger students will need more frequent reminders than older students. We are looking forward to a safe, fun, and memorable eclipse experience for everyone!
Secondary Science and Math Teacher
Head of Science Department
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