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Old 07-25-2017, 01:12 PM   #31
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Just a reminder about viewing safety. A friend of mine who works for the National Park Service passed on this bulletin pertaining to the sale of unsafe viewing glasses.

Here is the short version.
Warning - Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses
posted 3 hours ago by Pam Buckner
The NPS recently received the following warning information from the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) regarding the sale of solar eclipse viewing glasses which may not meet safety standards. Please share this with your concession and CUA operators and ensure that any merchandise being sold in concession stores or being used for concession or CUA operators conform to NASA guidelines.
Some vendors, are selling solar viewing glasses that are UNSAFE. Some are specifically being marketed to children. NASA is concerned that NPS operators may have purchased some of these for use at event sites.
How to know if your glasses are safe:
Made in USA by one of the following: Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks, TSE or American Paper Optics
You'll find "ISO 12312-2" or "ISO 12312-2:2015" printed on all these filters. In addition to making sure your eclipse shades or handheld viewers meet the ISO safety standard, make sure they are in good condition. If the filters are torn, scratched, or punctured, discard them. If the filters are coming loose from their cardboard or plastic frames, discard them.

Here is the long version from NASA.
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety


Just wanted to pass this on because your eyes, and your children's eyes, have to last a lifetime.

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Old 07-25-2017, 05:56 PM   #32
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Don't sleep through it! That would be sad!
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Don't sleep through it! That would be sad!
You could make a pinhole in each eyelid and it would be about the same as watching the eclipse, right?
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:48 PM   #34
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Maybe a road trip to finally meet @86Scotty in person is in order? I just got back from five weeks and 7,000 miles of roadtripping in the SMB, so I'm kinda road-tripped out at the moment, though.
Come on down! Looks like it might be a work day for me though. I guess I'll be checking it out from the parking lot here. May have to roast a weenie or two since there won't be any other shenanigans.

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May have to roast a weenie or two since there won't be any other shenanigans.

Note: Solar cooker failed during eclipse weenie roast...
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Don't sleep through it! That would be sad!
Hahahaha! Ya, that would be like me!
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Hahahaha! Ya, that would be like me!
Love the PH top window shades. Good chance I would miss it.
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If you have a chance to see it, don't miss it. It's a really exceptional experience !
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:01 PM   #40
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I am going to stay home! In Central Oregon they say 1,000,000 people will be showing up for this and the traffic is going to be at a stand still. We own a helicopter company and 7 of our helicopters are already booked up moving people for 3 days. It is going to be nuts!
WOW! What if it's cloudy? LOL.
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