Archive: Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing Techniques and What School Administrators Need to Know, September 14, 2023

While many people think they need solar-viewing glasses to safely observe an eclipse, there are MANY safe alternatives.  This web seminar will demonstrate easy and practical ways to view the upcoming solar eclipses taking place on October 14, 2023 (annular) and April 8, 2024 (total).

In addition, key to a successful solar eclipse observing experience is getting school administrators on board – meaning talking with them early and often.  The web seminar will cover the key messages that need to be understood by school leadership.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

View the Archive Video

To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "Thank you so much! This has been very helpful for informative purposes as well as giving us ideas to go with to our administrators for the upcoming events. I hope everyone gets to enjoy the eclipses."
  • "This seminar got me excited to plan a viewing day for the students at my school on April 9th and gave me resources to help with this. I really needed the information for where to get glasses to view the eclipses and how to look up when we will see it here."
  • "This was very helpful and interesting. I attended another seminar in preparation of the eclipses, and it was helpful to attend this seminar again. I love the handouts and the different ways to view the eclipse."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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