Experience the Thrill of Total Solar Eclipse: University Health Service Closing for One Hour to Celebrate Historic Event

UHS Gets Ready to Surpass Expectations with “Eclipse” Event on April 8!

The University Health Service is excited to announce that they will be closed for one hour in the afternoon on April 8, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., in order to allow their staff to partake in the excitement of the 2024 Solar Eclipse. During this time, Dr. Ethan Beaudett, their Medical Chief, will be on-call to handle any urgent calls received by their answering service. Normal operations will resume at 4:00 p.m.

The office encourages everyone to take the opportunity to witness this historic event! It is important to remember to protect your eyes during a solar eclipse to prevent any long-term damage to your vision. Professor James Zavislan, an expert in optics and biomedical engineering, as well as ophthalmology, explains how eclipse glasses work to shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful light.

If you are in need of eclipse glasses for the upcoming total solar eclipse, you can obtain up to two pairs with a University ID from various locations on the River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music. Enjoy the eclipse safely and make sure to protect your eyes during this extraordinary event.

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