What To Do With Your Eclipse Glasses
Now that the eclipse has passed, and you kept your eyes safe with those approved glasses, you're probably wondering what to do with them. Here are some options!
1 - Wait until the next eclipse in 2024
I couldn't believe how many people I saw on Facebook yesterday morning asking where they could pick up eclipse glasses. Most places had been sold out for weeks before that, so if you just stash your glasses away, you'll be set seven years in advance.
2 - Keep them to look at the sun whenever you want
I did this a few times yesterday evening after the eclipse had passed. It was kind of cool in its own unique way to just be able to look at the sun for a minute.
3 - Keep them to look at a nuclear blast
4 - Actually do some good, and help out Astronomers Without Borders
Astronomers Without Borders is collecting used glasses to send them to schools in Asia and South America, where there will be solar eclipses in 2019.
AWB hasn’t announced an address for donors to send glasses to just yet. They're hoping to spread the word before people throw them away, and will release a list of addresses soon. Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons said people should hang onto their glasses until they arrange for astronomy clubs and companies to receive them.
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