Students and teachers gathered in the high school cafeteria this past Monday for a little food and a little solar viewing. Of course, the prime message was do not look directly at the eclipse unless you have protective eye ware, or made one of many different versions of a home viewing kit.
These required poking a pin hole in one side of a box or tube, putting something like aluminum foil on the inside opposite the hole, pointing the hole at the sun and watching safely from inside the box or through a viewing hole. One suggestion for multiple viewing was to tape a Ritz cracker over the hole. Most said it didn’t work so well, but made for fine eating when the eclipse was through.