Astronomers Without Borders to begin eclipse glasses redistribution program

Here's Where to Find Your Last-Minute Solar Eclipse Glasses

Most solar eclipse glasses manufacturers says the lens expire after three years.

You could save them as a souvenir, or even for the next American eclipse on April 8, 2024, if they're stored properly and the cardboard doesn't wear out.

The organization says on their Facebook page that they'll post additional information on where you can donate your glasses in the next few days.

When the moon aligned with the sun on Monday, millions of people across the United States donned goofy eclipse glasses to gawk at the spectacle in the sky.




The glasses will be sent to Astronomers Without Borders and redistributed to school children in Asia and South America for the 2019 solar eclipses.

Although they're still putting the program together, Astronomers Without Borders wants to get the word out before folks throw the glasses away. There's actually something charitable you can do with the leftovers rather than simply tossing them in the garbage like you may have already done. Furthermore, if the filters aren't scratched, punctured, or torn, you may reuse them indefinitely. These cool shades, which protected viewers' eyes from the potentially damaging effects of the dazzling view, were pretty hard to come by leading up to the total eclipse, as many stores completely sold out of them.

A similar effort helped AWB send nearly 14,000 pairs of glasses to schools in Africa when an eclipse took place there in 2013.

Astronomers without Borders, an global non-profit, is collecting eclipse glasses for its projects. Or feel free to take them out now and again, whenever you want to take a look at the sun. The lenses can be popped up and recycled for camera film.

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