Solar eclipse glasses donated to Blount students



Left: Brett King views the partial eclipse with his children and their classmates at Locust Fork Elementary School. Clockwise from Brett are Ella Brook King, Breanna Boatright, Abby Grace Evans, and Zeth King.

Left: Brett King views the partial eclipse with his children and their classmates at Locust Fork Elementary School. Clockwise from Brett are Ella Brook King, Breanna Boatright, Abby Grace Evans, and Zeth King.

Last Thursday, attorneys King, Green, and Dobson LLC delivered nearly 10,000 solar eclipse viewing glasses to the students in the Blount County and Oneonta City school systems. This donation allowed students all across the county to safely view the Great Eclipse of 2017, which took place Monday.

King and his children watched the eclipse at Locust Fork Elementary. Two of his children are students there.

Above: The International Space Station passes during the eclipse.

Above: The International Space Station passes during the eclipse.

The law firm considers the eclipse to be an educational opportunity of a lifetime. They wanted students to participate in and remember this historic moment.

King confirmed the motivation behind supplying each student with approved ISO viewing glasses as, “Maybe the next Einstein is a first grader at Hayden, or a senior at Susan Moore. Experiments conducted during a 1919 solar eclipse confirmed his theory of general relativity. Our firm is excited to help fan the flame of scientific curiosity in the minds of Blount County’s young people.”