Answered By: Star Bradley
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017     Views: 56

The solar eclipse is taking place on August 21, 2017.  To view the eclipse you will need solar viewing glasses. These protective shades make it possible for observers to look directly at the sun before and after totality.

MSU will have a limited number of eclipse viewing glasses available.  They can be picked up at the Ask Us desk in the Strand Union Building (SUB) or at the MSU Library Borrow Desk.  There is a limit of 2 glasses per person at the Borrow Desk.

If you are outside of the Bozeman area or need a large number of glasses, the following four companies sell eclipse glasses that meet the international standard (ISO 12312-2) recommended by NASA, the AAS and other scientific organizations*:

Rainbow Symphony

American Paper Optics

Thousand Oaks Optical

TSE 17

*Information courtesy of

For more information on the eclipse please see our guide at


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