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Richmond campus hosts partial solar eclipse viewing

Eclipse glasses are available for the first 125 people who show up
A partial solar eclipse can be viewed at KPU's Richmond campus on Monday morning.

On Monday (April 8) solar eclipse enthusiasts can join Kwantlen Polytechnic staff at their Richmond campus to view a partial eclipse.

About one-fifth of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon in the Lower Mainland on Monday just after 10:30 a.m., while on the east coast, there will be a total eclipse.  

KPU’s physics department will have free eclipse glasses for the first 125 people who show up.

There will also be eclipse-related displays including a scale model of the solar system.

The viewing will take place at the south entrance of the main building and starts at 10:43 a.m. with maximum coverage of the sun taking place at 11:30 a.m. The eclipse will finish at 12:20 p.m. 

In the event of bad weather, there will be a livestream of the total solar eclipse and displays will still be available to learn from.

KPU cautions the public never to look directly at the sun during the eclipse “as the intensity of the sun’s light can cause serious eye damage!”

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