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This UT scientist made his own line of solar eclipse glasses

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Toward Hessel, an engineering scientist at the Space and Geophysics lab at the University of Texas at Austin, looks up at the sun with a set

The Austin American-Statesman profiles Tovard Hessel, an engineering scientist at Applied Research Laboratories who “has been chasing total solar eclipses for 25 years.”

“I’ve seen beautiful partial eclipses, which is nothing like what we’re going to experience in two weeks,” Hessel said. “I’m actually a little nervous.”

Read the Statesman’s story »