Viewing the full total eclipse is offered inside the dome theater from a NASA feed.
A Fort Hood official said the post's solar panel field, which powers a portion of the post, will not be affected by the eclipse. At 1 p.m., guests are then invited to view the partial eclipse from several vantage points on campus including outside the main doors of the Mayborn Science Theater, the campus mall area or the second floor balcony.
A total solar eclipse is a rare event in which the moon completely blocks the sun from view. In addition to making sure that eclipse shades or handheld viewers meet the ISO safety standard, they suggest making sure they're in good condition.
In news that surprises no one, demand for eclipse glasses has spiked, given the attention of the upcoming Great American Eclipse set for August 21, which will run across the continental United States.
We'll say this: The only thing you can see through a safe solar filter from a reputable vendor is the sun itself. The Bravas and Ragin' Cajun food trucks also will be parked nearby so people can enjoy food while they watch. It results from the improper viewing of the sun at that moment when an eclipse occurs.
The library in Harker Heights also is holding an eclipse party on the back patio and will provide free glasses for the first 200 people.
The American Astronomical Society has listed manufacturers of eclipse glasses on their site, which are verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard.
Inspect solar filters before use. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.
To take images as the Sun is being eclipsed, you'll need to use a special solar filter to protect your camera, just as you'll need a pair of eclipse glasses to protect your own eyes. Using a tripod can help you stabilize the camera and avoid taking blurry images during the low lighting.
Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun.
If you normally wear eyeglasses, put the eclipse-viewing glasses over them or hold the hand-held solar viewer in front of them.