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Recycle Solar Eclipse Glasses

Hopefully you got to experience the solar eclipse on August 21. If you missed it, the next eclipse visible in the U.S. will be on April 8, 2024. That’s only 7 years from now.

So, now what happens to your glasses? The best thing to do is to donate them to Astronomers Without Borders. They are collecting glasses for students in South America and Asia to use when a solar eclipse passes overhead in 2019. What a great way to share your experience!

According to the Astronomers Without Borders website, the response has been overwhelming. It is best to hold onto the glasses a little longer and watch for where to send them on Facebook, Twitter or sign up for the newsletter.  If you want to send the glasses in now, you can send them to:

Explore Scientific
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

This composite image of eleven pictures shows the progression of a total solar eclipse at Madras High School in Madras, Oregon on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

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