Girl Scouts collecting used eclipse glasses

Girl Scouts collecting used eclipse glasses

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - If you're wondering what to do with your leftover solar eclipse glasses, here's your chance to give back.

Girl Scouts are collecting used eclipse glasses for the 2019 eclipse in South America and Asia.

The group "Astronomers Without Borders" will take the glasses abroad to inspire interest in the universe.

You can drop off the glasses at the Girl Scouts office on White Station Road in Memphis.

And if you're thinking about saving the glasses for the next eclipse in 2024--triple check your glasses, because some of them expire after a certain amount of time. If your glasses were manufactured up to ISO 12312-2 safety standards, they do not expire (as long as the lenses aren't scratched or punctured).

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