Solar Eclipse Preparation - 2017
I took the advice of Jason Kottke and took the plunge to obtain a few sets of solar eclipse glasses on Amazon while they were in stock. With the kids, we opted for plastic glasses. Are you guys not geeked about what we have in store? I have a vivid memory of using a pinhole box when I was a kid in elementary school, so I'm excited to see what my kids think about the whole experience.
I have to think that the media is going to whip this into a frenzy, so get your glasses before they're gone. Make sure you check 'delivery estimates' on Amazon or else you'll end up with a pair that might or might not arrive in time. Or..who knows? Maybe these kind of glasses are going to turn into August's version of fidget spinners and they'll be at the checkout counter of every Walgreens and CVS location around the area?
I took Jason's advice and ordered early. He's been very thoughtful (and is excited) about the event, so go read the whole post over there for a breakdown on the details.
If you're looking for help, be sure to check out NASA's viewing safety tips here.