Welcome back to the video series called Kids @ Play. It’s sponsored by the Amazeum and it’s designed to give all of us new ideas for creating fun (and educational) play experiences for kids and parents. (To see a collection of all the videos, click here to see them now.)
This post has perfect timing because this video is all about how to view a solar eclipse. For those of us in Northwest Arkansas, we’ll see a partial solar eclipse starting at 11:43 a.m. on Monday, August, 21, 2017. (We know a few people who are traveling to Jefferson City, Missouri so they can see the “total” eclipse at 1:13 p.m. on August 21, 2017. )
Here’s what you need to know so you and your kids can safely view the eclipse next week. Be sure to listen to the info on getting the “ISO certified” solar eclipse glasses. There are plenty of knock-offs out there that could lead to eye damage, so be safe! UPDATE!! The certified glasses are SOLD OUT at the Amazeum, but this Saturday they’re hosting an event where you’ll be able to build your own solar viewer. The event will be held at the Amazeum from 10 a.m. to noon.