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A Celestial Spectacle: Solar Eclipse Delights and Unites the Scientific Community

Yesterday, the skies presented the greatest show of 2024 that captivated observers across the globe: a solar eclipse. This rare celestial event offered a moment of awe and wonder, prompting individuals from all walks of life to pause and look up. At, we embraced the opportunity to deepen our connection with the scientific community and the natural phenomena that inspire us every day.

To ensure a safe viewing experience, ordered 1,000 protective eyewear pieces and distributed them to our valued customers who were fortunate enough to be near the line of totality. The timing couldn’t have been better, as on April 8th – the day of the eclipse – we were in attendance at the AACR conference in San Diego. On Sunday and Monday we provided many attendees with these essential glasses so they could enjoy the midday spectable. It was an exciting moment to be a part of, as large groups gathered outside the conference center, donning their protective eyewear, to take a closer look at the partial eclipse visible from Southern California. Check out this article from Fierce Biotech that does a wonderful job capturing the energy of the onlookers.

The booth at AACR and the crowds using the glasses outside the San Diego Convention Center on April 8, 2024.

The enthusiasm was contagious, with our own employees, who live near or journeyed to areas of totality, sharing their experiences and stunning photographs. These images are more than just snapshots; they’re a testament to the joy and camaraderie that such a spectacular event can foster not only within the scientific community but the community at large. employees in London, Ontario and San Diego, California viewing the total and partial eclispes.

At, we were glad to have been involved in this moment of unity and discovery that was enjoyed by so many individuals across North America. As we continue to support the scientific community in their research and innovations, we are reminded that it’s not just the breakthroughs in the laboratory that bring us together, but also the shared experiences of the extraordinary world around us. Yesterday’s eclipse wasn’t just a celestial event; it was a celebration of science, curiosity and the communal spirit that propels us forward.

Views from our team around the world during the midday eclipse.

We’d like to thank everyone who joined in the festivities and made this eclipse a memorable one. Keep your protective glasses handy; you can find information about upcoming eclipses here.