Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Solar Eclipse Glasses Needed around Earth

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Solar Eclipse Glasses Needed around Earth

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The Great Eclipse of 2017 is now history, and if you were in Topeka on Monday for the big event, you probably didn't even need your special glasses after all.

So the question is, what are you going to do with them?

Several options exist:

n You can keep them as a memento.

n You can toss them in the trash can.

n You can put them in a desk drawer for the next total eclipse in the United States on April 8, 2024, though you might forget where you put them by then.

n Or you can donate them to an organization that will send them along to children in Asia and South America, who can use them to view solar eclipses in 2019.

The organization, Astronomers Without Borders, has taken to social media to ask people to send in their used -- or unused -- eclipse glasses. …

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