Safely Staring at the Sun: Preparing for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse on Campus

UHS Gets Ready to Surpass Expectations with “Eclipse” Event on April 8!

On April 8th, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., the University Health Service will close its office for one hour in order to allow staff to witness the excitement of the upcoming 2024 Solar Eclipse. During this time, Dr. Ethan Beaudett, our Medical Chief, will be on-call to handle any urgent calls received by our answering service. Normal operations will resume at 4:00 p.m.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of this historic event and witness it safely! It is crucial to remember to protect your eyes during a solar eclipse in order to prevent any long-term damage to your vision. Professor James Zavislan, an expert in optics and biomedical engineering as well as ophthalmology, explains how eclipse glasses work to shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful light.

If you are in need of eclipse glasses for the upcoming total solar eclipse, you can obtain up to two pairs with a University ID from various locations on the River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music. Make sure to protect your eyes during this extraordinary event and enjoy it safely!

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