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    Default Eclipse glasses



    Any recommendations for eye protection to observe the eclipse. My kids want to see it but want to ensure that we are safe

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    Default Re: Eclipse glasses

    Make sure any glasses carry the ISO certification. I would look at getting them from a reputable dealer although most are out of stock now. You are really late in starting to look for them now.

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    Default Re: Eclipse glasses

    Check out the NASA website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety. Suggest you pay attention to the reputable vendor link. I understand the Air and Space Museum is passing them out free.

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    Default Re: Eclipse glasses

    Check this website: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/observe-solar-eclipse. There will apparently be free eclipse glasses available at the National Zoo and the National Archives as well.

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    Yes, I ended up having to pick up new ones. I originally purchased a set from Amazon but, after receiving the glasses, I got an email from Amazon saying that the company that produced them has not provided proof of material so Amazon refunded my money. Wish I would have checked out the NASA site first.
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    Default Re: Eclipse glasses

    I ordered some from Lunt. i figured I haven't burned out my eyes yet looking through one of their scopes, it must be ok.

    i liked Baader and thousand oaks film and glass filters too.
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    amazon still has some Lunt 6x30 Sun binoculars in red. $30. get the fastest shipping!
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    Default Re: Eclipse glasses

    If all else fails,, Go to a hardware store and get a welding helmet glass,, Or the old tried and true punch a hole in a piece of paper, hold it over another piece of paper and look at the eclipse on the papers.. Not nearly as exciting,, but it does work

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    Default Re: Eclipse glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by BMR528 View Post
    If all else fails,, Go to a hardware store and get a welding helmet glass,,
    Risky unless you know exactly what you are doing and what to look for. There are many welders glass that are NOT suitable. They are not all the same and most do not give enough filtering.
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    Default Re: Eclipse glasses

    Solar viewing glasses are all you need. Check if your local library has any. Also check Walmart and Lowes.

 

 
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