Here’s how you can watch the eclipse at UCLA
A once-in-a-lifetime event
You've surely heard it by now: the Great American Eclipse is coming. And lucky for those who are living around UCLA this summer, Los Angeles falls in the viewing path.
If you're looking for a place to catch the action, UCLA scientists are inviting the public to a free eclipse-watching event in the South Campus Court of Sciences. They will be around to answer questions and will also be projecting live images onto a screen.
The viewing party will take place from 9:30am-11:30am. The peak moment of totality is expected to be around 10:20am, and those on campus will be able to view about 60 percent of eclipse obscurity.
While there will be filtered telescopes there for viewing the eclipse, it might be a good idea to also get some viewing glasses. These have specially designed filtered lenses and must be ISO-certified for sun viewing. A limited amount will be given out at the event, but here is a list of approved vendors online and elsewhere. (Note: You can't get any at the local Westwood stores.)
Even if you can't make the party, the eclipse will be live-streamed on UCLA's Facebook page. Viewers are also invited to post on social media with #UCLAeclipse.
The next eclipse in the US won't be until 2024, and it will be at least another 1,000 years before it returns to Los Angeles. It's going to be a while before the sun gets Gene-blocked again, so don't miss out!