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Solar Eclipse viewing parties planned across the Tri-State

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

If you haven't made plans to view the eclipse yet, there are plenty of events happening in the Tri-State that you can go to. 

"We're lucky and the eclipse will be in full view for us and it's a great reason to have people down," Moerlein Beverage Manager Andy Riemer said.

Many area businesses and organizations are using the eclipse as a way to get people in their doors.

Morelein Lager House did their best to stock up on the solar viewing glasses and they've also designed a eclipse inspired solar sud for the occasion.

"We have enough that you know, people can come out and take a look for a few minutes and recycle. The buzz about space time has been going for a couple weeks as well, it's a fun beer that we brewed here in Cincinnati," Riemer said.

Several schools and libraries are using this as a learning opportunity. The Boone County and Cincinnati Libraries will both have pairs of glasses for viewers to share.

Meanwhile, campus will be packed with more than new students at Thomas More College.

"We'll have the observatory open and we'll also have the softball field area open. Both will have telescopes with solar eclipse filters and both will have eclipse shades available," Astronomy Professor Dr. Wes Ryle said. 

Ryle is continuing to advise eclipse viewers do so safely. 

"You got to keep in mind that the sun is a very powerful light source and you've got to protect your eyes. There are solar eclipse glasses available, you need to make sure that you've got the right kind, they'll have an ISO label indicating that they are safe to view the sun," he said. 

A party is also planned for Washington Park beginning at 1 p.m. 250 pairs of glasses will be available for those in attendance.

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