Update: Together with St. Louis Public Library and Schlafly, we successfully collected 1,343 pairs of eclipse glasses for donation to Astronomers Without Borders. Thank you to everyone who donated!
St. Louis residents “oohed” and “ahhed” over the spectacular total solar eclipse that passed over the region on Monday. Now you can share that reaction with viewers in remote areas of South America and Asia, who are due for their own solar eclipse in 2019.
The St. Louis Public Library is partnering with Schlafly Beer and Thompson Coburn to collect new and gently used eclipse glasses for donation to Astronomers Without Borders, a nonprofit that develops astronomy- and STEM-related projects for star-gazers around the world.
“It was awe-inspiring to experience the total solar eclipse right in our own backyard,” said Thompson Coburn attorney Tom Schlafly, founder of Schlafly Beer and a board member of the St. Louis Public Library. “I hope that many St. Louisans will take this opportunity to recycle their eclipse glasses, reduce waste, and share the wonder of the eclipse with people around the world.”
Drop your eclipse glasses at any of the following Library and Schlafly Beer locations by September 8, and Thompson Coburn will collect and ship the eclipse glasses to Astronomers Without Borders.
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