Canadian PSE embraces solar eclipse as an educational opportunity

Postsecondary institutions in several parts of the country are using today’s solar eclipse as an educational opportunity for their surrounding communities. Cégep Limoilou, Saint Mary’s University, and the University of British Columbia have joined the group of institutions that are hosting public eclipse viewing events and passing out special protective glasses (and in UBC’s case, edible pin-hole cameras). Brock University’s library has also prepared a collection of “Cosmic Reads” books and videos for people to learn more about eclipses. The University of New Brunswick has partnered with Space Physics Laboratory to install specialized Global Navigation Satellite Systems at 15 schools across the province, which will collect atmospheric data during the eclipse for further analysis.

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