GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- There's no escaping it this summer, and skywatchers everywhere are thrilled. On August 21 a solar eclipse will be visible throughout the United States. It's path of totality takes it far south of Minnesota, but we will see more than 80-percent coverage just after 1 p.m.

Liz Heinecke, a.k.a. "The Kitchen Pantry Scientist," recommends buying approved solar eclipse glasses if you are a planner. If you're not, there are plenty of last-minute DIY viewing devices you can make- even if you're stuck at the office.

Check out her segment on KARE11 Sunrise, and also her website for many more ideas to have fun with science all year round.

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