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Aug 25

Recycle your eclipse glasses at the library

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 4:48 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Nick Szegda

We hope you got a chance to see the solar eclipse Monday morning. More than 700 people came out to the library, and it was wonderful to see the community learning and sharing together. If you have eclipse glasses left over from Monday’s wonderful event, they can be used for good. Astronomers Without Borders is a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges across countries through science. They are launching a program to redistribute used eclipse glasses to schools in South America and Asia that might otherwise not have the resources to provide them to students. South America and Asia will get the next total solar eclipse, in 2019. If you’d like to recycle your eclipse glasses, please drop them off at the front desk of the library. One of our Library Commissioners, Margaret Race, is a SETI employee, and she will make sure they get to where they are needed.

Recycle your eclipse glasses at the library