The Arnold Arboretum has teamed up with the National Park Service to provide special projection equipment to safely view Monday’s historical solar eclipse. This is free to anyone (just like seeing the eclipse) and no registration is required — you can just show up at Bussey Hill.
National Park Service employees Valerie Wilcox and Adrianna Plavetsky will be on hand to provide equipment to safely view the eclipse. Not using special viewing glasses and looking directly at the eclipse could damage your eyes permanently.
It’s suggested you bring a chair or blanket and eclipse-viewing glasses (there will be a limited supply available). The eclipse will begin at 1:30 pm and peak at 2:45 pm. The National Park Service will be at Bussey Hill starting at 1 pm.
Also, enjoy a “multi-sensory experience of the eclipse” by visiting eclipsesoundscapes.org and downloading the app. You can also learn about and observe the eclipse by visiting the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.