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Astronomer Talks Solar Eclipse to Kids

Astronomer Talks Solar Eclipse to Kids

Some Siouxland kids learned more about the solar eclipse that will cut across Nebraska later this month.

Dr. Todd Young, the director of the Planetarium at Wayne State College, gave a presentation on solar eclipses and how to safely view them for kids Thursday morning at the College Center in South Sioux City.

"I was invited to give a talk about this great American solar eclipse that's coming up on August 21st. I said yes immediately because it's important for people to understand what’s going on. We need to inform people on how to observe it safely."

At the end of the presentation, the kids received a free pair of disposable solar shades to use when the eclipse comes around on the 21st.

While Siouxland won't see a full eclipse, most of us will be able to see about a 90% eclipse.

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