What to do with your left over solar eclipse glasses? Donate them!

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Be it total or partial, a solar eclipse swept from coast to coast across the United States in August turning eyes of the country skyward. Now that the eclipse is over, what should you do with your glasses?

Donate them.

Astronomers Without Borders is collecting to be sent to schools in South America and Asia when the next eclipse crosses those continents on July 2, 2019. A total eclipse is expected to pass over Southern South America and a partial eclipse through most of South America and South Asia.

This is an opportunity for students in these countries to safely view the eclipse when they otherwise would not have the opportunity.

HOW SHOULD YOU SHIP THE GLASSES?
If you're sending just a few, fold them up and put them in an envelope. If you have more than a few, unfold them, stack them together in bundles up to 50, and bind them with with rubber bands, twister seals, or something else if you can.

WHERE SHOULD YOU SHIP THE GLASSES?
AWB Eclipse Glasses Donation Program
Explore Scientific
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

The next solar eclipse to pass through the United States is set for 2024, when the path of totality will pass from Mexico, through Texas. Bryan / College Station is expected to see a 98% eclipse, Rockdale a 99% eclipse, with a total eclipse is in store for Austin.