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Solar Eclipse

Boone County Schools recognize the significance of this educational event and if you wish to travel to western Kentucky for better viewing options or feel more comfortable viewing the event at home please plan to complete our district’s Educational Enhancement Opportunity form.  This form can be found on the Boone County district website at:

Boone County Educational Enhancement Opportunity Form

Regardless of where you view this spectacular event, please remember to not look directly at the sun without wearing proper solar eclipse glasses.  Parents we invite you to assist us in sharing the importance of not looking directly at the sun without proper eclipse glasses with your child.  We never want to put our students’ vision in jeopardy.  Please help us have a great learning opportunity and stay safe.

More information about the solar eclipse can be found at the following sites:

From NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipse

From the American Optometric Association: 

 https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/2017-solar-eclipse?sso=y

How to make a pinhole camera from NASA:

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/

Solar Eclipse glasses can be purchased at the following retailers but they are selling out quickly.

Walmart, Kroger, Toys R Us, Amazon.com and Boone County Public Library although the library will not have them available until noon the day of the Eclipse. 

Keep in mind the solar eclipse glasses need to be ISO Certified and CE approved. They are not very expensive and most places have them for under $5. Below are brands that are make certified glasses/shades/handheld viewers and these can be purchased at retail stores or online.

Solar Filter Brands





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