Don’t toss those eclipse glasses! The solar eclipse that happened on Monday across the United States may be over, but another one is coming in 2019 over South America and Asia, and a local Boy Scout troop is collecting glasses to send overseas.
Eclipse Glasses for a Great Cause
Local Boy Scout Troop 16 of Queensbury will be collecting the glasses to send to Astronomers Without Borders. They will then be sent to South America and Asia for the 2019 eclipse, where people and schools don’t have the resources and funds for proper eye protection.
This is a great chance to provide education and fun for kids who otherwise wouldn’t get to experience firsthand an event as unique as an eclipse. The total solar eclipse is happening on July 2, 2019.
Mannix Marketing is partnering up with the Boy Scouts to collect as many glasses as possible. Interested parties can drop glasses off in a designated box at the entrance of 11 Broad Street in Glens Falls between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, or you can mail them directly to Mannix Marketing, 11 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Any Eclipse Glasses Will Do
Not sure if your eclipse glasses are certified? No worries! All eclipse glasses are being accepted, as Astronomers Without Borders has the means to convert them into certified and safe glasses.