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Eclipse Event Bellevue 2017

Are you ready for the Eclipse? Bellevue Public Schools is and we are thrilled to be a Solar Eclipse Official NASA Event & endorsed by the Nebraska 150 – Eclipse Event Bellevue 2017.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Bellevue will be in the path of a near-total solar eclipse. This event known as "The Great American Solar Eclipse," will be the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible in one form or another throughout the entire continental United States.

Planning is already underway at BPS for students and staff across the District to participate and learn from this event first-hand.

Students will be provided solar glasses (that meet international safety standards) and will be able to view the eclipse either directly or indirectly. Students will not be permitted to look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while viewing the eclipse — the concentrated solar rays will enter human eye(s), potentially causing serious and permanent injury up to and including blindness.

The safe viewing of the eclipse is a priority for Bellevue Public Schools and we want to ensure that all students have a chance to experience the incredible event for this generation in the safest way possible.

  • Schools will determine the level of participation for their students based on safety and schedule restrictions.
  • Students will only view the eclipse using school provided and safety approved materials.
  • There will be alternative options for students if parents/guardians wish for their student to not participate in the viewing.

 

Video References:

NASA - Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse

NASA - How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse

 

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