KSU students prepare for 'once in a lifetime' total solar eclipse

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Students are preparing for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a total solar eclipse.

Professor David Jofee, at Kennesaw State University’s Marietta campus, wants students to stop and experience the moon covering most of the sun.

“Normally, eclipses happen in the middle of the ocean somewhere. The fact that we can see it in the cities we’re living in, all across the U.S., that’s amazing,” he said.

Kennesaw State has ordered hundreds of eclipse glasses, and it's warning students that regular sunglasses are not enough protection.

“You should see nothing except the sun,” Jofee said.

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Cameras also need special filters to protect them from the sun’s damaging rays.

“There will be lots of good photos. Leave it to the astronomers to take the photos. Save your iPhones,” Jofee said.

Several students with a KSU physics group are planning to drive north into the path of totality to get the full eclipse effect.

“That’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” Jofee said.