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Sufficient Eye Protection for the 2017 American Eclipse.

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Title:Sufficient Eye Protection for the 2017 American Eclipse.
Authors:Dalde, Anastacio T., III
Contributors:Physics (department)
Date Issued:Aug 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:On August 21, 2017 the skies will host America to an exclusive command performance
commonly referred to as “The Great American Eclipse.” In the astronomy
world our country has won the lottery and has been given the astronomical equivalent
privilege of hosting the World Cup, Olympics, and the Super Bowl all within
a 94 minute window. The author has previously published a paper entitled “2017 Solar
Eclipse-Prevention of Solar Retinopathy or “Eclipse Blindness”” in a VRC newsletter
on January 2017. Many people have responded to the article inquiring about
what is considered “safe” when purchasing “Eclipse Glasses.” Choosing the wrong
eye protection could lead to permanent damage to the retina. There are many on the
market that claim to be safe, however there are some that are not safe and could lead
to eye damage despite the manufacturer’s claims. There are distinguishing markings
or certifications that manufacturers will put on their glasses or advertise with
their glasses. Some of these include ISO 12312-2, CE, and ANSI Z87. Most people
do not know what these markings mean and how they apply to solar eye protection.
This research has collected data on twenty six different pairs of glasses from
a wide variety of manufacturers. The author will publish a tri-fold brochure which
will summarize the data and explain what some of these markings are to help the
general population choose the safest eye protection to use for viewing an eclipse.
This thesis will further explore the findings and explain how the data was processed
and interpreted.
Description:M.S. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62676
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: M.S. - Physics


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