Tag: Solar Eclipse

Clarkson Eyecare expecting lots of calls following Monday’s eclipse

A local optometrist says with all of the hype surrounding the solar eclipse Aug. 21, she hopes viewers followed proper precautions and didn’t take unnecessary risks with their vision. But, she says, that hype probably also created some paranoia about permanent eye damage from staring at the sun. “I suspect that I’ll get a lot of people that are concerned that they did,” said Sara Mach, an optometrist at Clarkson Eyecare’s 8821 Ladue Rd. location. […]

For First Community Credit Union, eclipse is a company-wide celebration

First Community managers decided their employees should be able to enjoy the rare event today just like everyone else, but still be able to remain open for their customers. Eclipse glasses have been purchased for everyone, lunch is being brought in, and all of the bank’s 42 branches in the St. Louis region will be closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to celebrate in the path of totality. “For most of us this is probably […]

SciFest 2017: Eclipsed at the Science Center

When: Friday, August 18, 2017,  9:30 am –  4:30 pm Location: 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 Cost: Free Lead up to the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21 with a weekend of space exploration at the Science Center. Hear from local astronomers and planetary scientists about how eclipses happen and how you can view them safely. Learn what NASA and other space initiatives are studying, and see the night sky at high noon […]

MoDOT asks motorists to plan ahead for eclipse, expects traffic to be heavy

With just a few days to go until the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, the Missouri Department of Transportation is offering a variety of tools to help travelers be prepared for the increase in traffic that will come with this unique event. To help drivers be more informed, MoDOT’s Central District has created a website offering solar eclipse information specific to central Missouri. The site, located at www.modot.org/central, contains information about ongoing construction projects, some […]

The Solar Eclipse: Unique ‘Quantum Weather’ System in Missouri Will Give Scientists a Rare Opportunity for Learning

Saint Louis University & Ameren Missouri Partner to Provide Research Data for NASA Scientists, students and enthusiastic stargazers will have their eyes on the skies on Monday, Aug. 21, when the first total eclipse of the sun in nearly 40 years crosses the United States. For Saint Louis University meteorologists and their Quantum Weather partner Ameren Missouri, it won’t be just watching the eclipse but also conducting research to share with NASA. Ameren Missouri and […]

Upcoming solar eclipse prompts concern over eye safety

St. Louis, MO – August 21, 2017 is a thrilling occasion for American skywatchers, as they will be treated to the first solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades, says a press release sent out by St. Louis County Health Department officials. As excitement for the event grows and crowds flock to the St. Louis area to view the celestial sight, concern over proper eye safety has become an active […]

Cards theme nights highlight Billy Joel, Negro Leagues, and 1987 championship team

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium in the midst of a push towards the top of the N.L. Central Division. The five-game homestand begins with a two-game interleague matchup against Show Me State rivals the Kansas City Royals (August 9-10) and concludes with three games versus the Atlanta Braves (August 11-13). The tenth homestand of the year is highlighted by Billy Joel Night, Negro Leagues Tribute Night and a celebration of the 30-year anniversary of […]

Numerous locations to watch solar eclipse in Missouri

Missourians will have plenty of options in choosing where to watch the historic solar eclipse next month. The first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years happens Aug. 21. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, 54 different areas lie within the solar eclipse’s primary path, “the path of totality,” when it darkens a line across Missouri. During the eclipse, visitors at these conservation areas can fish, hike, and watch wildlife. Additionally, according to Conservation […]