AUBURN, Neb. – Planning is underway to ensure Auburn Public School students can experience the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
According to a press release from the school, APS has received eclipse-safe viewing glasses for all students and staff.
“Safety is always a top priority for APS. We will take all precautionary measures with both students and staff to make this experience both safe and enjoyable,” the release said. “Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Students will not be permitted to look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through unfiltered cameras, telescopes, binoculars, or other optical devices, with or without glasses.
The school says a parent signature on a permission form is required by Aug. 21, in order for students to participate using the eclipse glasses. Students whose parents either do not complete this form or choose to opt out their child will view televised coverage and complete an alternative activity from inside the school building during the eclipse.
Auburn is in the path of a total solar eclipse. It’ll is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States.