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The eclipse at a glimpse

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Aug. 12, 2017 - 9:43 PM

The eclipse at a glimpse

courtesy of PBS series eclipse over america

Things to do/see:

• “Darkness in the Afternoon: The August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse," Carnegie Library, Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Bobby Powell, University of West Georgia physics professor/observatory director.

• Dedication ceremony for Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever, United States Postal Service, Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.

• Planetarium shows, "The Incredible Sun" and "Solar Superstorms," Health and Natural Science Building, University of North Georgia, 159 Sunset Drive, Dahlonega, Aug. 20, 1-5 p.m.

• "Eclipse Over America,” Georgia Public Broadcasting, Aug. 21, 9-10 p.m.

• Real-time NASA video/livestreams, Aug. 21 –

• Real-time high-altitude balloons, video/livestreams, Aug. 21 –

• Livestreams of NASA-related eclipse events around the nation, Aug. 21 –

• Real time imagery of the sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, including a lunar transit from 3:27-3:55 p.m., Aug. 21 –

• Eclipse viewing, University of West Georgia Observatory, 1601 Maple St, Carrollton, Aug. 21, 1-4:30 p.m.

• Eclipse viewing, Moreland United Methodist Church, Aug. 21, 1-4:15 p.m. Bring your own eclipse glasses.

Safety tips

•  If you are viewing the eclipse for any length of time, put on sunscreen.

•  Purchase some "ISO 12312-2 certified" safety glasses; regular sunglasses will not work.

•  To track the eclipse, make a pinhole viewer.

•   Put on certified glasses before looking at the sun.