Eclipse Glasses Being Collected for Astronomers Without Borders

Don’t know what to do with your leftover eclipse glasses? Dr. Rebecka Brasso, assistant professor of biology, can help.

She is collecting eclipse glasses to send to Astronomers Without Borders (https://astronomerswithoutborders.org/) later this month.

Brasso said she is collecting both lightly used and unused glasses. Astronomers Without Borders, in turn, will send the glasses to schools in South America and Asia for eclipses on those continents in 2019. Astronomers Without Borders will then send them to schools and other institutions in countries where they are needed, but not accessible. Brasso plans to ship the glasses by the end of September.  Glasses can be sent via campus mail to Brasso in the Department of Biology at MS 6200 or be dropped off in an envelope hanging across from Rhodes Hall Room 224.

So far, she has received about 1,000 pairs.

“I have been thrilled with the response and would certainly be happy to receive more!” she said.