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18 August 2017, 01:14 | Hattie Nash

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Be like this boy and make sure to find solar filtered eyewear before checking out the eclipse.

Everyone's been talking about the rare solar eclipse that will sweep across North America on Monday, August 21. If you have special eclipse shades, or number 14 welder's glass, you will be able to look at the sun during the eclipse. Sunglasses won't work, according to the American Astronomical Society.

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The Adler Planetarium is also hosting "Chicago's Eclipse Fest", a free block party with music, games, solar activities and safe views of the eclipse.

The planetarium announced that admission to the museum including the festivities will be free the entire day. If you can't travel to an area of the United States where you can witness it live, head over to the Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Avenue) to get the most out of the astronomical phenomenon. If you don't have any luck then and there, you can head to Lagunitas Brewing Company (2607 W. 17th Street) on Friday, where Adler ambassadors will again be handing out the sun specs, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Chicago Trolley Double Decker has glasses for those who take tours on Saturday and Sunday.

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