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 Subject : Is your LLI in the path of the total eclipse of the sun?.. 08/02/2017 07:35:02 PM 
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Some OLLI's have create a class around this event.

Click here to see the map of the total eclipse of the sun:

Maximum viewing time is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. Can your LLI take advantage of this rare opportunity?

Florida Southwestern announced their special opportunity:

View the Solar Eclipse at the James & Barbara Moore Observatory on the FSW Charlotte Campus!

Enjoy a solar eclipse-viewing experience from 1:30-4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at the James & Barbara Moore Observatory located on the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. The viewing is free and open to the public. The solar eclipse will take place on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1:18 p.m. - 4:14 p.m., peaking at 83.3 percent coverage at 2:50 p.m.

"We will have three or four telescopes with proper filters available for use and limited eyeglass filters, so we are encouraging participants to bring their own certified eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers," said David Hanson, Observatory Director.

Safety tips for viewing the solar eclipse and how to purchase certified eclipse glasses and hand-held solar viewers can be found on the NASA website at

"Even if people can't make it to the observatory, they should try to see what's happening," Hanson said. "The view is the same from anywhere in the state, but proper safety filters are required wherever you are located."

Beginning in September 2017, the James & Barbara Moore Observatory will be open to the public the third Friday of each month.Observation sessions typically begin about 30-45 minutes after dark. For more information or for a full schedule of observatory events, call (941) 637-5652 or visit

Lifelong Learning Institute
P. O. Box 510849
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
Located at:
Florida SouthWestern State College, Charlotte Campus
26300 Airport Road
Punta Gorda, Florida
[email protected]
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