Albion students put astronomy skills to use as big eclipse approaches

ALBION, Mich. (WILX) --- The big eclipse is just days away and in today's Schools Rule, News 10's Lora Painter talked with students at Albion College to find out how they are putting their astronomy skills to the test. Their passion for astronomy is also helping locals enjoy the eclipse too.

Albion College student Antoniu Fodor said, "I think that humanity has always been involved with astronomy. We've always tried to make sense of what's going on in the sky.”

Monday's eclipse is the first total eclipse to reach the U.S. in more than three decades. It's the first in about a century to go across large portions of the country spanning a length from Oregon to South In Michigan though, people will only see a partial eclipse of about 85 percent totality.

From 1pm to 3:30pm, the public can attend a free viewing of the eclipse Monday, August 21st on the roof of Albion College. Students will have five telescopes set up. Viewing sights on the ground and special viewing glasses are also available for the campus event.

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