In total there are 20 thousand lenses that will be delivered free of charge to officials and students of the study center, between the 24 and the June 28.
The University of La Serena, in its role as scientific - educational partner of the solar eclipse of the next 2 in July, has developed various activities and instances to share knowledge about this astronomical phenomenon with the community.
Within these instances, the house of studies has begun the free delivery of 20 one thousand certified lenses to officials and students of the ULS, a process that began on the 24 day of June and will end on the 28 day of the same month, days prior to the occurrence of the total eclipse of the sun.
“As a public and state university, our task is to share knowledge with as many people as possible. The total eclipse of the sun gives us a wonderful educational opportunity to bring the community closer to the enjoyment of science in everyday life and we wanted to collaborate with useful information that allows preventing eye injuries due to lack of protection, ”said the Rector, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés, regarding the delivery of the lenses to the university community.
“It's something fabulous, we have a unique event that we can witness in the region and that will not be seen anywhere else in the world, and that the University encourages witnessing events like this with the delivery of the lenses is spectacular, we are super grateful as students ”Said Sebastián Muñoz, Acting President of the Federation of students of the University of La Serena, an organization that collaborates with this massive delivery.
Jahel Vidaurre, a student of Pedagogy in Mathematics and Computing, said: “I think it is correct because I believe that the University has a duty to train on phenomena such as the eclipse that will happen, and I think it is the best thing to be delivered to everyone in a way free. ”
Together with the lenses delivered to the university community, the house of studies has allocated 35 one thousand more lenses for the regional community, which have been delivered through different instances, all with the purpose of bringing the knowledge and self-care of people , in front of an event of great magnitude.
The free delivery of 2 lenses for each student is being developed from 10: 00 to 17: 00 hours, in the English Patio of the Ignacio Domeyko Campus. While academic and non-academic officials are receiving their glasses at work units.
Written by Tomás Rodríguez, DirCom