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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Newswise Special Wire for 16-Aug-2017

___NEWSWISE Special Total Solar Eclipse WIRE___

This theme wire contains the latest news and experts on the total Solar Eclipse, which will occur on August 21st, 2017 across parts of the United States. There is also an extensive archive of Space news in the Newswise Feature Channel: Space.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory: Don’t Try to Photograph the Eclipse. Take Pictures of These Instead.

Unless you have specialized equipment, a tripod, and some good post-production skills, your photos of the eclipse will be mediocre at best--and you risk ruining your phone. Take pictures of pinhole projections and shadow bands instead.

– Vanderbilt University

SLU, Ameren Missouri to Provide Research Data for NASA from Solar Eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

Ameren Missouri and Saint Louis University are partners on an innovative weather forecasting system called Quantum Weather that provides detailed severe weather information to improve energy restoration for customers during storms.

– Saint Louis University

How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse

Staring at the sun – even during a sky-darkening eclipse – requires extra eye safety precautions. Here's how to skygaze safely during the eclipse and a rundown of what can happen if you don't.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

MTSU Preps 150-Plus City, County Teachers for Solar Eclipse

Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools’ teachers are receiving free tutoring from MTSU physics and astronomy faculty on a “dark” but sizzling subject — the looming total solar eclipse.

– Middle Tennessee State University

Eclipse's Dark Sky Still Threat to Eye

While the moon blocks most of the visible sunlight during an eclipse, dangerous ultraviolet light is still entering the eye and damaging the retina

– Rush University Medical Center

Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery

Ty Robinson talks about what eclipses demonstrate about the movement of exoplanets and touches on how alien life may fit into this celestial event.

Expert Available

– Northern Arizona University

Solar Eclipse to Astonish New Jersey and the U.S. On August 21

Americans will be treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 in an approximately 70-mile-wide zone stretching from the Northwest to the Southeast. In New Jersey, a partial eclipse will begin at about 1:20 p.m., peak at about 2:45 p.m. ...

– Rutgers University

Ophthalmology Expert Available to Discuss Solar Retinopathy and the Solar Eclipse

Dr. Starr discusses the top things to keep in mind if you are viewing the solar eclipse.

Expert Available

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Total Eclipse of the Sun: Kansas State University Expert Offers Tips to Safely View Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Kansas State University physicist Chris Sorensen offers tips to safely watch the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, both inside and outside the path of totality.

Expert Available

– Kansas State University

Wichita State University Expert Advises Watching Solar Eclipse with Care

A solar eclipse doesn't occur every day, so it's good to be reminded how to watch one safely. Wichita State University's Greg Novacek offers tips on how to watch a solar eclipse safely.

Expert Available

– Wichita State University

Eclipse Science Along the Path of Totality

Leading U.S. solar scientists today highlighted research activities that will take place across the country during next month's rare solar eclipse, advancing our knowledge of the Sun's complex and mysterious magnetic field and its effect on Earth's ...

– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

How Can You View the Historic Eclipse Safely?

With the first total eclipse of the sun in four decades less than a month away, it’s critical to consider how your vision can be injured by unprotected viewing, warns Sweta Kavali, M.D., a Saint Louis University ophthalmologist and retina specialis...

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse

A UAB optometrist and ophthalmologist provide advice on how to protect your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Just Use the Glasses!

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It may be tempting to take a peek at the August 21 eclipse without eye protection. After all, we are told it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. However, a University of Louisville ophthalmologist says that peek could leave you with a...

Expert Available

– University of Louisville

Indiana University Experts Available to Comment on Upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse

Indiana University experts in astronomy, physics and optometry are available to share their expertise on the solar eclipse that will be visible across the continental United States on Aug. 21.

Expert Available

– Indiana University

For Best Pics of Eclipse, NASA Launches Cameras 10 Miles High

A high-definition imaging system developed by Southern Research and deployed on NASA aircraft flying nearly 10 miles above Earth will give scientists a unique look at the Sun’s corona during a rare total eclipse taking place over the United States ...

– Southern Research

Safely Viewing a Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 2017. Watching the moon slowly block out the sun is a rare opportunity but should be attempted with caution.

– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

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Texas Tech Astronomer Offers Eclipse Viewing Tips Ahead of Rare Phenomenon

– Texas Tech University

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Eclipse Viewers Urged to Protect Eyes and Guard Against "Painless" But Irreversible Damage

– Pacific University (Ore.)

Safety and Tourism During the Solar Eclipse: GW Experts Available to Comment

– George Washington University

Pacific University (Ore.) Faculty Experts Offer Insight into the 2017 Solar Eclipse

– Pacific University (Ore.)

Solar Eclipse: Mythic Stories Personify Sun and Moon to Make Sense of Cosmic Disruption

– DePaul University

Why All the Interest in the Solar Eclipse? It’s Not Just a Science Phenomenon, Says DePaul University Sociologist

– DePaul University

Expert Available: Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Seize the Day: Solar Eclipses Will One Day Be a Thing of the Past

– Cornell University

Aug. 21's Solar Eclipse - Tips From an Expert

– Stony Brook University

Duke Expert Shares Tips on How to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

– Duke Health

Three Good Ways to See the Solar Eclipse Without Staring at the Sun, Even for Partial Eclipse

– University of Alabama

University of Redlands Expert: Let Someone Else Take the Photos—How to View the U.S. August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

– University of Redlands

Virginia Tech Expert to Study August Eclipse for Impacts on Radar, Ham Radio, GPS

– Virginia Tech

Expert Available to Discuss Total Solar Eclipse and Other Astronomy Events in the News

– Georgia State University





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