UAF hosts solar eclipse viewing

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People all over the country awoke Monday morning in anticipation of the once in a lifetime opportunity to see a solar eclipse - and Fairbanks was no exception.

The Department of Physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks provided residents with different ways to view the event, all with safety in mind.
Residents were able to create 'pin hole' projectors.
Solar filtered telescopes and eclipse glasses were also available to safely view the solar phenomenon.

Even with a cloudy sky, attendees were able to watch a live-stream of the solar eclipse from inside the Reichardt Building.

Science lover, Hannah Hill, said she appreciated that the solar eclipse was something everyone could experience.

"We haven't had a coast to coast solar eclipse in America since 1976 or something. It's a really cool event, and I like that everyone can see it across the entirety of the United States, even if we only get 34 percent, it's definitely a thing that I want to look at. I believe in the advocacy of science for people."