Eclipse Viewers in High Demand

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - As Sunday’s solar eclipse nears, the Fleishmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeing great interest in the purchase of solar viewers.

In fact, the planetarium has sold about 17,000 viewers and are currently out of stock. As many as 10,000 more are expected to arrive mid-day Friday, but it is anticipated this additional shipment will go quickly.

The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is on North Virginia Street, just north of Lawlor Events Center. Those purchasing solar viewers should anticipate: Waiting lines, Limited parking on Saturday morning as the University hosts the Spring Commencement ceremony on campus, which will draw an audience of thousands.

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center hours are:
Friday, noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is not safe to watch the solar eclipse without taking special precautions. However, there are safe ways to view the eclipse other than with a purchased solar viewer.

The Planetarium has created a special website for the eclipse event website and it includes more information at

Pyramid Lake Jr/Sr High School will be selling Eclipse Glasses for $2 at the Yard Sale in their football field on May 20 starting at 7am.

For More information contact Fawn Hunter 775-574-1016 EX: 1034

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