Ontario’s Niagara Parks Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing Event – Monday, August 21st

An Invite to All from the Niagara Parks Commission

Posted August 20th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, Ontario  – The Niagara Parks Commission will host a solar eclipse viewing event at the new Niagara Glen Nature Centre on Monday, August 21th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us at the Niagara Glen to view the solar eclipse from our recently unveiled Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

The event will include guided viewing tours with special protective glasses, as well as crafts for kids and light refreshments, all with a panoramic view of the Niagara River under the darkened sky caused by the eclipse.

Visitors are reminded to never look at a solar eclipse without proper equipment; naturalists will be onsite to help visitors safely view the solar eclipse using protective glasses.

  • WHEN:   Monday, August 21, 2017
  • TIME:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • WHERE:  The Niagara Glen Nature Centre
    3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
    Parking available on-site
  • WHAT: Solar eclipse viewing event with guided viewing tours, crafts for kids and light refreshments to be held at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

Niagara Park’s Niagara Glen Nature Centre along the lower Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where the viewing will take place

About Niagara Parks – The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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For Eclipse Viewing in the Buffalo, New York area –

There are also a number of Eclipse Viewing Events scheduled in the Buffalo, New, York area that you can find out about by clicking on – http://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/the-top-spots-to-view-the-2017-solar-eclipse/

FINALLY, a SAFETY MESSAGE FOR ONE AND ALL –

For everyone out there who may be interested in viewing the eeclipse this Monday, August 21st, Niagara At Large is posting below some key safety tips from one of the world’s foremost expert institutions on things to do with what happens in the universe around us, NASA.

So please read the following –

NASA recommends that people who plan to view the eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards.

Eclipse viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers should meet all the following criteria:

  • Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard
  • Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product
  • Not be used if they are older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses
  • Not use homemade filters

Ordinary sunglasses — even very dark ones — should not be used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers

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