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Utah Prison Education Project to host eclipse watch party

In partnership with Clark Planetarium, the Utah Prison Education Project is hosting two events related to the upcoming annular eclipse for individuals incarcerated in Utah’s state prisons.

On Oct. 10, Clark Planetarium will offer a workshop on the eclipse at the Utah State Correctional Facility prison that will be recorded. The Department of Corrections will make the recorded workshop available to those with prison-issued tablets and facility televisions.

On Oct. 14 a viewing event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for 50 incarcerated people from the women’s-designate unit at the Utah State Correctional Facility. This is part of a larger effort to provide incarcerated individuals an opportunity to learn about the eclipse and a safe way to view it. 

As part of a NASA partnership, 700 pairs of eclipse glasses are being provided to incarcerated people at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Salt Lake City and Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison so that they can participate in the event.