Ask a Scientist: Where Can I Get Solar Eclipse Glasses?

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You can get eclipse glasses-- Of course, you can buy 'em online. They're available through Amazon, through a number of different outlets. In addition, the first place I would look would be your local library because libraries are giving away-- there's a program to give away two million solar eclipse glasses at local libraries across the country. And so, I would first look at your local library. After that, there are several online sources that you can get. NSF, through the National Solar Observatory, has a limited number of glasses available. Also, through the American Astronomical Society, they have a program to give away some free glasses. And then there's a variety of places where you can get them to pay for. Accessibility provided by the U.S. Department of Education.


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David Boboltz of the National Science Foundation provides information on where to obtain the appropriate glasses to view the solar eclipse. He advises those wishing to view the eclipse to check with their local libraries and various online sources.

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