Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses
13 August 2017, 12:31 | Justin Tyler
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Amazon is refunding customer purchases for protective solar eclipse glasses that it hasn't been able to confirm come from a reputable manufacturer, according to a safety notification from the company. The interaction consisted of an interesting presentation on Total Solar Eclipse containing the information on different types of eclipses, reasons behind them, research work going on in this field. You will need special eclipse or solar viewers to look at the sun safely. Transportation officials in Georgia warned people to make sure they have enough gasoline, especially if they're traveling to the northern part of the state, which will have a good view of the eclipse, so that no one becomes an "eclipse refugee".
Experiencing a solar eclipse requires care: Looking at the sun during the eclipse - or at any other time - without the proper protective gear can cause eye damage, NASA said.
The product, and the seller, have been removed from Amazon. If you see any scratches or damage, do not use them.
If you also got this notice, or didn't order eclipse sunglasses from the list of NASA/AAS-endorsed companies yet, there's still time to get glasses before the eclipse, but time is running out. Nearly every vendor that hasn't sold out is only selling large quantities (50-500) or has jacked up their prices to $50 or more for a few eclipse glasses, or can't be back in stock or ship for several weeks.
And if the glasses are damaged with a scratch or a hole - that means they're defective and potentially unsafe.
Fort Smith Public Library - They will also be having viewing parties at the different branches with glasses available.
The team will also be able to get unique and unbelievable features such as "Diamond Ring" and "Bailys' Beads" - which happens as pinpoints of light are passed through the uneven features and craters of the Moon when the moon is covering the sun.The experiments will include studying the corona of the Sun which is only visible during an eclipse. They are sold out online.
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