We are two weeks away from the total solar eclipse. In preparation for this once-in-a-lifetime event, Gannon students and faculty have been working to find alternatives to the solar eclipse glasses.

Gannon University's Professor of Physics Dr. David Horne and several engineering students created large eclipse viewing windows. He says these will create a safe and immersive viewing experience for everyone.

"Kids will grab these things (eclipse glasses), crunch them, and loose them," said Dr. Horne. "They're very safe, as long as they're not damaged."

Horne tells us that these windows will allow for viewers to both watch the eclipse and see the reactions of others during this once in a lifetime event.

"This is the kind of thing where people can stand together as a community and as a group and observe the sun through this."

There will be eclipse viewing windows at several locations:

  • 2 at McConnell Family Stadium (Gannon students and staff only)
  • 3 at Gannon Friendship Green on West 7th Street (publicly accessible)
  • 2 at Perry Square (public accessible)

For more information on Gannon's Day of Events, visit the Gannon University Solar Eclipse web-page.