After giving away 1,000 pairs of Eclipse glasses, we’ve run out. The good news is that there is still plenty of time to track down a pair.
Eclipse glasses are available at Amazon.com and range between $1-4 a pair.
They also have them at the Adventure Science Center for $2 a pair, but please call first. (615) 862-5160
- Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard
- Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product
- Not be used if they are older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses
- Not use homemade filters or be substituted for with ordinary sunglasses — not even very dark ones — because they are not safe for looking directly at the Sun
The American Astronomical Society has verified that these five manufacturers are making eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products:
- American Paper Optics
- Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold film only)
- Rainbow Symphony
- Thousand Oaks Optical
- TSE 17.
Note – Looking directly at the sun during an eclipse can cause eye damage.