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  • A South Carolina woman's creation is helping everyone experience the eclipse — even the blind

    A NASA team led by S.C. professor Cassandra Runyon has developed a solar eclipse braille book that will allow persons with visual impairments to experience next week's total solar eclipse. The "Getting a Feel for Eclipses" book is a tacticle guide that was "designed to depict basic concepts about the interaction and alignment of the Sun with the Moon and Earth during a solar eclipse," NASA says.

A NASA team led by S.C. professor Cassandra Runyon has developed a solar eclipse braille book that will allow persons with visual impairments to experience next week's total solar eclipse. The "Getting a Feel for Eclipses" book is a tacticle guide that was "designed to depict basic concepts about the interaction and alignment of the Sun with the Moon and Earth during a solar eclipse," NASA says. NASA's Ames Research Center
A NASA team led by S.C. professor Cassandra Runyon has developed a solar eclipse braille book that will allow persons with visual impairments to experience next week's total solar eclipse. The "Getting a Feel for Eclipses" book is a tacticle guide that was "designed to depict basic concepts about the interaction and alignment of the Sun with the Moon and Earth during a solar eclipse," NASA says. NASA's Ames Research Center

Find out how dark it’ll be in the Lowcountry during the eclipse and then compare that to other places (it’s fun, I swear)

August 18, 2017 2:27 PM

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