City of Tucker to Collect Eclipse Glasses for Charity

TUCKER, Ga. (August 23, 2017) – Following Monday’s rare solar eclipse event, the City of Tucker is joining a nationwide effort to put discarded eclipse glasses to good use. The non-profit group Astronomers Without Borders is launching an effort to recycle eclipse glasses and use them for future solar events.

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Tucker’s City Staff donned special glasses for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
(Credit: tuckerga.gov)

“This was a monumental event that really brought our community together, from our schoolchildren to the professionals at City Hall,” explains Tucker’s City-Community Connector Sonja Szubski. “As great as it was for us to witness this rare astronomical event, we think it will be even better to help those in other countries to safely view the eclipse in coming years.”

According to Astronomers Without Borders, all glasses donated will be distributed to school children in Asia and South America to help them view a solar eclipse in 2019.

If you would like to donate eclipse glasses to Astronomers Without Borders, you can stop by City Hall during business hours anytime between now and September 1 and drop off your glasses at the front desk.

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