The glasses are available in local stores, at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and some libraries.
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“We have a number of hands-on activities for all ages inside the building, and then we’ll have viewing activities outside the building,” said Jason Heaton, of the Boonshoft Museum. “In the case that it’s not clear that day, we’ll have web cams from around the country watching the eclipse that way, too.”
Bierly said parents should be mindful that kids might be tempted to look up at the eclipse without glasses.
“Try to watch your kids,” the doctor said.
Dubbed “The Great American Eclipse,” the celestial event will be visible in Dayton starting at 1:02 p.m. and will reach its maximum coverage, nearly 90 percent, at 2:28 p.m.
For more local information about the eclipse, watch Bierly, Heaton and Lisa Weiss of the Miami Valley Astronomical Society on WHIO Reports with Jim Otte at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, August 13 on Channel 7.
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