The Eclipse! Wow! What a day. I had been looking forward to this for weeks; I had a bit of a hard time getting the special glasses, though. I thought I was ordering them in plenty of time, but even a month before, they were selling out FAST. I got mine from a telescope supply company, and dangitall, I had to buy a ten-pack because that was all they had. But I was able to share with friends who couldn’t score any, so that was nice.
Steve and I attended a viewing party at a friend’s workplace—-they brought in food and drinks and the event was on the flat-screen TV’s for us to follow when we weren’t running outside every few minutes.
I should point out that Steve just had cataract surgery on Wednesday.
So he made a box viewer!
Steve got the instructions for his box solar viewer online. Here is a link to NASA’s page on how to make one. You won’t need it for a while, but it’s also good for regular solar viewing.