KVUE — Even though Austin will not see a total eclipse, there are still plenty of events around the area to view it safely. Here are five solar eclipse viewing events in Austin and surrounding areas.
University of Texas
The University of Texas Department of Astronomy will have a heliostat at a free viewing event to project the solar eclipse to a room at the department’s 13th floor, which holds about 30 people. The university will also provide two special telescopes outside to safely view the sun. Eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park
The Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park will host a viewing event. A new batch of eclipse glasses is sold every day through Monday, when the museum will have about 100 for free.
Round Rock Public Library
In Round Rock, the library is hosting a viewing party at the Main Street Plaza at noon. "Just be aware that parking will be limited,” said Theresa Faris with the Round Rock Public Library. “Space will be limited and we will have a limited number of glasses." They're partnering with the Space Science Institute.
Buda will have a solar eclipse viewing party from 12 to 2 pm on the lawn of the Buda Library. Glasses will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pflugerville Public Library
Pflugerville will have a viewing event starting at 11:30 am at the Pflugerville Public Library. A limited number of viewing glasses will be available.
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