Florida Institute of Technology will open a rooftop viewing area equipped with several telescopes for the Aug. 21st solar eclipse as part of a series of free public events the university is offering to mark this exciting celestial event.
From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on that Monday, the rooftop at the Olin Physical Sciences Center on Florida Tech’s Melbourne campus will be open for viewing the eclipse, which in Florida will be a partial eclipse with the moon covering 84 percent of the sun.
While supplies last, the university will provide eclipse glasses to people on-site and offer the use of small telescopes fitted with solar filters. Serious eye damage could result from viewing the eclipse directly with the naked eye or through a telescope without a special filter.
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