Close College students study eclipse on first day back to class Our Lady of the Lake chemistry professor Charles Smith wore yellow for the occasion and rounded up special binoculars so students can better study the 2017 eclipse. Karen Grace, KENS 4:25 PM. CDT August 21, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST SAN ANTONIO - The first day of class for local college students proved to be a lesson they'll never forget. On Monday, students returned to school at Our Lady of the Lake and got to witness the solar eclipse. "They are goggles," described 19-year-old Andrea Culliver. On her first day back to class she isn't just studying chemistry, she's living history. For the eclipse, the class used homemade solar filters and even constructed an eclipse selfie box. "You hold this up and take a selfie," described Our Lady of the Lake University Chemistry Professor Charles Smith. The enthusiastic educator also wore yellow for the occasion and rounded up special binoculars so students could better study the eclipse. "It's been 70 years since the last event," he said exclaimed. For Smith, he's seeing it with fresh set of eyes too. While today was thrilling, he's already pumped about the next big thing. "In the next seven years there will be a total eclipse in our own backyard," Smith said. So brace yourself San Antonio for the expected influx of tourists. "Oh we are one of the only major cities in its path," Smith said. "It's going to be crazy here." © 2018 KENS-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS SAPD investigating social media threat of violence Boerne man witnesses Las Vegas shooting from hotel room VIA bus drivers tells nursing mother to "cover up" Arrest made in hit-and-run that injured teen NEISD releases submissions for Lee High School name change Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know Video shows Las Vegas country music fans take cover amid gunfire Shooting survivors want more than prayers for Las Vegas #TheLateFeed: Violence ends with driver slamming into fighters More Stories Suspect dead in northwest side homicide, kidnapping Jan 21, 2018, 8:52 p.m. Father of two in coma after struck in hit-and-run crash Jan 21, 2018, 11:11 p.m. Government shutdown day 3: Senate to vote at noon Jan 21, 2018, 9:09 a.m.