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
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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