Prepare for the celestial event of the decade when the Albuquerque skies darken on Saturday, Oct. 14 when an annular eclipse passes overhead. Viewing the sun directly without eye protection can damage your eyes. Prepare for the annular eclipse and UNM’s Enchanted Eclipse Viewing Party by getting your very own pair of UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy-branded eclipse glasses.
Come to the Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) building located at 210 Yale Blvd., N.E., Room 1180 on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 12 - 2 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-1 p.m. Donations are encouraged and appreciated.
Why do you need special glasses to view the sun?
Damaging your eyes by simply looking up at a solar eclipse is extremely likely. You must wear special “eclipse glasses” to look at a solar eclipse. The American Optometric Association suggests using a handheld solar viewer, special-purpose solar filters, or other ISO-certified filters if you plan to view a solar eclipse for even a short period of time.
For more information regarding this event visit Enchanted Eclipse.