[Film-bfad2] [Film-BFA] [Film-Students] Solar Eclipse info

George Slade kslade at fsu.edu
Wed Aug 16 11:20:17 EDT 2017

Hi All -

The solar eclipse is right around the corner and the doctors at Tallahassee Eye Center want to remind you to be extra cautious should you choose to view it (other than on TV).  Look for live streaming on multiple networks.

Things to consider when viewing the solar eclipse:

  *   Sunglasses will NOT protect your eyes from the eclipse.  We are talking about permanent, blinding damage after only a short period of time.

  *   There have been reports of counterfeit solar eclipse glasses on the market.  Please be extra cautious when purchasing them, and make sure it is from a reputable source.

  *   Even the glasses that meet ISO standards have restrictions.  They are only meant to be used three minutes at a time and only intermittently throughout the day.

  *   The solar eclipse glasses are not meant to fit children.  If you are allowing your child to view the eclipse, you must be with them to make sure a) the glasses cover the eyes completely and b) the child is not peeking under or over the frames.

  *   If you are using solar eclipse glasses and the lenses are at all scratched or damaged, do NOT use them.  Again, permanent blinding damage.

  *   Do not use binoculars or cameras to observe the eclipse unless they are fitted with lenses designed specifically for this purpose.

  *   There is no safe viewing period in Tallahassee.  Some parts of the country will experience a total eclipse, where there will be a brief period of time that it is safe to view the eclipse directly.  In Tallahassee, however, we are expected to have an 87% occluded view.  That means that a crescent will always be visible and that crescent will burn the retina if viewed directly.

  *   The damage that occurs from even short moments of viewing the eclipse is painless (there are no pain receptors on the retina), delayed (you won't know there's a problem until several hours later), and permanent (although some people regain partial function over a period of several months) and there is no cure or treatment.

  *   Learn more here: https://www.space.com/35555-total-solar-eclipse-safety-tips.html<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.smilereminder.com_sr_msg_1664507-5Fed3497ad7faae426eb75d6018798ca51_link.do&d=DwMFaQ&c=HPMtquzZjKY31rtkyGRFnQ&r=93cVBcx8eOc9Cl6BxuE8KWGwTrr_4q8wGw2vx_gFmTQ&m=Cg2cYWwPErpY3ZoBDHF16wrz6uS134fW1GDfLdmAMjM&s=67TDqOglz_C-Xj627kosMMLjAfiwJLdnw9QvC0FCqlM&e=> or  here www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.smilereminder.com_sr_msg_1664508-5Fed3497ad7faae426eb75d6018798ca51_link.do&d=DwMFaQ&c=HPMtquzZjKY31rtkyGRFnQ&r=93cVBcx8eOc9Cl6BxuE8KWGwTrr_4q8wGw2vx_gFmTQ&m=Cg2cYWwPErpY3ZoBDHF16wrz6uS134fW1GDfLdmAMjM&s=GiTGevac07NbbmrH9NUV-KFDy002LFOB4Aeg6T5Nvc8&e=>

Keith Slade:
Specialized Teaching Faculty Lvl II: Cinematography Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts A3100 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2350

Phone: 850.728-4413
Fax: 850.644.2626
kslade at fsu.edu
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