The solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 presented a tremendous educational opportunity for our students. Science teachers emphasized lessons about the eclipse and viewing the eclipse safely.
On the day of the eclipse (which was at 98 percent of totality in Omaha), Prep altered its schedule and provided solar eclipse safety glasses so that students, faculty and staff could view it at its peak from 12:35 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Jurgensen Park.
"One of the things that makes this eclipse special is that the path of totality passed across the entire United States from the west coast to the east coast and in doing so, crossed the continent, "said Dave Stuva, science department chair "While eclipses are not all that unusual, for one to happen where so my people in so many locations could observe it is pretty special. Sources indicate that pretty much all of North America could observe the partial eclipse and the path of totality was exceptionally long over areas where it could be observed."