HOW TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE SAFELY
FRIDAY 20TH MARCH 2015
Can parents/carers please inform their child/children that they should be aware of the real danger of permanent damage to vision posed by gazing at the sun.
A spokeswoman from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists said: “There is no safe system to directly view an eclipse. Particular care should be taken with children. Children should not be allowed to look directly at the sun.”
Ways to view the Eclipse safely:
WITH YOUR BACK TO THE SUN:
• Project an image from a telescope or binoculars on to a piece of white card.
• Use a mirror to cast the image on to a wall.
• Make a pin-hole viewer from pieces of card, white paper or a cereal box that acts like a lens.
Do not look directly at the eclipse.
See www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/uk/london for further information