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St. Louisans: Recycle your eclipse glasses for Astronomers Without Borders

August 24, 2017

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. 

  • Schlafly Bottleworks 
    7260 Southwest Ave. I Maplewood
  • Schlafly Taproom
    2100 Locust St. I St. Louis
  • Central Express
    815 Olive St., Ste. 160 I 63101 I 314.206.6755
  • Baden Branch
    8448 Church Rd. I 63147 I 314.388.2400
  • Barr Branch
    1701 S. Jefferson Ave. I 63104 I 314.771.7040
  • Buder Banch
    4401 Hampton Ave. I 63109 I 314.352.2900
  • Cabanne Branch
    1106 Union Blvd. I 63113 I 314.367.0717
  • Carondelet Branch
    6800 Michigan Ave. I 63111 I 314.752.9224
  • Carpenter Branch 
    3309 S. Grand Blvd. I 63118 I 314.772.6586
  • Charing Cross
    356 N. Skinker Blvd. I 63130 I 314.726.2653
  • Divoll Branch
    4234 N. Grand Blvd. I 63107 I 314.534.0313
  • Julia Davis Branch
    4415 Natural Bridge Ave. I 63115 I 314.383.3021
  • Kingshighway Branch
    2260 S. Vandeventer Ave. I 63110 I 314.771.5450
  • Machacek Branch
    6424 Scanlan Ave. I 63139 I 314.781.2948
  • St. Louis Marketplace
    6548 Manchester Ave. I 63139 I 314.647.0939
  • Schlafly Branch
    225 N. Euclid Ave. I 63108 I 314.367.4120
  • Walnut Park Branch
    5760 W. Florissant Ave. I 63120 I 314.383.1210