Solar Eclipse Safety


Meeting Room A

Solar Eclipse Safety

The solar eclipse happening on August 21st, 2017 is a once-in-a-lifetime event—but it is NOT something that should be viewed with the naked eye. Join us on August 3rd for a presentation by local astronomer Mark Brown on the importance of solar eclipse safety, including easy methods for safe viewing. Free solar eclipse glasses will be given out to all attendees. Open to all ages.

Mark Brown

Mark Brown is an astronomer and consultant for Emporia State University’s Peterson Planetarium in Emporia, Kansas. Mark received his B.S. in Geology from Wright State University and M.S. in Astronomy from Swinburne University of Technology. He enjoys all types of photography and enjoys photographing the night sky through his telescope, conducting astronomy educational outreach, and sharing his knowledge of the sky with others. Mark currently resides in Marion, Iowa with his wife. Some of Mark’s photography work and interests can be found on his website -