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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area invites visitors to the park to witness the partial solar eclipse on Thursday October 23, 2014.Visitors can meet at Brandy Creek Beach Lot B for an assortment of celestial activities starting at 2:00 p.m., with the eclipse viewing beginning at 2:45 p.m.A limited supply of eclipse viewing glasses will be available for safe viewing.In addition, members of the Shasta Astronomy Club will be on hand with their personal solar telescopes so everyone will have an opportunity to safely view the eclipse.Visitors are reminded to follow the instructions given by the telescope operators and to be careful when using these expensive telescopes.
Wherever you choose to view the eclipse, remember to never look at the sun with your naked eyes;or look through a telescope, binoculars or camera viewfinder that is not equipped with a solar filter.
Visitors are also welcome to join the Shasta Astronomy Club after the solar eclipse for a special star party to view the stars as the day turns into night. Visitors should bring water and sun protection for the daytime events, and extra clothing for the star party.