Snow day, now eclipse day? Why the celestial event has some schools going dark


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Over 60 years ago, Ralph Chou saw his first total eclipse while vacationing in northern Ontario when he was 12. He says witnessing the moon pass in front of the sun was a life-changing experience. "It put me on this path to where I am now, and many of my friends are the same way," said Chou. The professor emeritus of optometry and vision science at the University of Waterloo, who also has a degree in astronomy says, when done safely, observing the rare phenomenon is a learning opportunity for children. In just three months, on April 8, many will...