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Get Ready for the 2017 American Eclipse with Bill Nye Eclipse Glasses

One of the most awe-inspiring of all the celestial events that are visible here on Earth is the solar eclipse. Now you can make sure everyone at your eclipse-viewing event is protected in style with our now Bill Nye eclipse glasses! Your favorite science guy has partnered with us to bring several different eclipse glasses designs that are out of this world! You will not want to miss the opportunity to supply your organization, or family/friends, with these collectable pieces of eclipse memorabilia.

  • Jan Watson

Our friend developed an eclipse app....and it's great!

Plastic Surgeon Is The Developer Of A Solar Eclipse Timing App For  Mobile Devices.  Get Ready For August 21, 2017!

Our friend developed a solar eclipse timing app....and it's great! While we could go on, it will be best to let him give you all the inside info. So here you have it, straight from the developer himself, Dr. Gordon Telepun. Enjoy!

I am a plastic surgeon for my profession, but my hobby is astronomy and within that hobby, I have a passion for total solar eclipses.  I've been to three of them overseas.  After the 2001 eclipse, I developed the first dedicated solar eclipse timer, to help me with the 2002 eclipse.  For 2017 I have released Solar Eclipse Timer as an app for mobile devices.  The app is suitable for first-time eclipse observers as well as veteran eclipse chasers.

My goal is to help everyone enjoy the August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse.  This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people and Solar Eclipse Timer is an inexpensive tool to ensure that you do not miss a second of this wonderful event and that you observe it safely!

Once you are in the path of totality, GPS location functions automatically find your location.  It calculates your contact times and loads the 4 eclipse contact times into the timers, converting them to your local time.  It then "talks" you through the eclipse!  Voice announcements tell you what interesting things to observe for during the partial phases and then voice countdowns guide you to the precisely contact times.  It announces when it is safe to take your solar glasses off (C2) and when you must put them back on (just before C3).

To practice your plan for photography, the app has a demo session that plays a totality movie synchronized with the timers.  The app includes a unique calculator that lists the times you use to take a sequence of partial phase images to create a beautiful sequence of the phases just like professional photographers.  The app includes an extensive help file detailing the use of all of its unique features.  The help file also includes eclipse day checklists and educational information about the partial phase phenomena.

Download the app, get yourself into the path of totality, tap a few buttons and sit back and let Solar Eclipse Timer guide you through this spectacular celestial event!  It's an experience you will never forget!




App Features: 

Automatic "Wake From Screen Lock" Notifications For All Of The Important Eclipse Events

Automatic GPS Geolocation

Automatic Contact Time Calculation

Automatic Totality Duration Countdown Timer

Automatic Contact Time Loading Into The Timers

Automatic Conversion To Your Local Time Zone (from UTC)

Partial Phase Phenomena Observation Reminders

Precise Countdowns To The Contact Times

Max Eclipse Alert

Horizon Observation Reminder

Announcements For Solar Glasses Off And Solar Glasses On

Compressed Eclipse Demo Program For Device Testing

Totality Photography Practice Demo Program With Totality Video - Special Feature Of My App.

Partial Phase Image Sequence Calculator (and you can download the time worksheet from my website).

Path Of Totality Hyperlinks

Eclipse Data File Saving Ability

Extensive Help File

All of The Images In The App Are My personal Eclipse Images


For more information visit:

Download from the Apple Store: Solar Eclipse Timer

Download from the Google Play Store:  Solar Eclipse Timer


-Gordon Telepun, MD

  • Jan Watson

Bill Nye Teams with American Paper Optics

American Paper Optics partners with Bill Nye the Science Guy to create exclusive eclipse glasses and promote safe eclipse viewing

MEMPHIS, TN, May 15th, 2017American Paper Optics, the world’s largest 3-D glasses manufacturing company, has announced its partnership with science communicator, television personality and chief executive of the Planetary Society Bill Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, to raise awareness of and promote safety for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.

With less than 100 days to go before what has been deemed the “Great American Eclipse” passes over the United States, sky watchers must know how to protect their eyes while viewing the eclipse. To further prepare the public, American Paper Optics has exclusively manufactured Bill Nye the Science Guy eclipse glasses, which will be used as safe educational tools at schools, planetariums, science centers and retailers. Coming in 2 different designs, these astro-science themed Bill Nye eclipse glasses are beautifully printed with instructions and best safety practices on the backside. A limited-edition pair of plastic Bill Nye eclipse glasses will also be available in early June.

“While the excitement continues to grow about the upcoming phenomenon, our top priority is ensuring viewer safety,” said John Jerit, president and CEO of APO. “We’re thrilled to work with Bill Nye, who is such an influential figure in science and popular culture. The partnership just made perfect sense! Our Bill Nye commemorative Eclipser® glasses are hands down the best way to prepare the public for Aug. 21. For the time being, Bill Nye the Science Guy is also Bill Nye the Eclipse Guy.”

The 12 states that will witness the total solar eclipse fall within the “Path of Totality.” Viewers inside the path will need the glasses for the partial phases but can carefully view those rare and beautiful few minutes of totality without the glasses. Viewers outside the 12 states will need to wear the glasses the entire time. APO’s safe solar glasses block the harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays of light that come from the sun and are essential for viewing the partial phases that precede and follow totality. 300 million people are set to see the eclipse, while over 100 million people are estimated to be traveling to take in this historic event in August.


  • Jason Lewin

Why You Need Solar Filters for the Eclipse

Most people know they should never look at the sun with unprotected eyes. While this holds true any time, it is even more important when there will be a solar eclipse because the rays become more focused during the event. With a major solar eclipse on the horizon for the Americas, it is time to start looking at solar filters to help you view the event.

  • Jason Lewin

View the American Eclipse Safely

Viewing a solar eclipse can be a magical experience. However, it’s important to stay safe while you do so. Even though the sun is covered in these situations, it is just as dangerous, if not more so, to look directly at the sun. With a rare American eclipse of the sun coming up on August 21, 2017, it’s important to start looking into your options for safe viewing.

  • Jason Lewin