How To Make A Solar Eclipse Viewer For Aug. 21 - Brevard, NC


Last updated 8/15/2017 at 1:03pm

Ray Adams

Lebby Moran, Astronomer and Educator from PARI demonstrates during the Transylvania County Library's recently held workshop on how to build an eclipse viewer.

NASA provided the following information on how to build an Eclipse Cereal Box Viewer:

Materials needed:

A cereal box

Piece of heavy-duty foil

Piece of white cardboard cut to fit in the bottom of the cereal box (for easier viewing)

Paper to cover the cereal box

Markers/pictures used for the design of the box


Tape or glue


•Empty your cereal box, including the inner paper that held the cereal.

•Cut a white piece of cardboard that will fit snuggly in the bottom of the box, or secure it permanently by gluing it in place.

•Cut the top of the cereal box, remo...

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