IAU Solar Eclipse Education Committee

In order to ensure that astronomers and public health authorities have access to information on safe viewing practices, the Commission on Education and Development of the International Astronomical Union, the international organization for professional astronomers, set up a Solar Eclipse Education Committee. Under Prof. Jay M. Pasachoff of Williams College, the Committee has assembled information on safe methods of observing the Sun and solar eclipses, eclipse-related eye injuries, and samples of educational materials on solar eclipses.

For more information, contact Prof. Jay M. Pasachoff, Hopkins Observatory, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA. Information on safe solar filters can be obtained by contacting Dr. B. Ralph Chou.

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