Ask SAM: What are guidelines for eclipse glasses?

With the solar eclipse approaching on Aug. 21, there’s a lot of demand for eclipse glasses.

“Eclipse Glasses” are being sold at Lowe’s, Walmart, and other various retail stores.   The gift shop at Kaleideum North, formerly SciWorks, has been selling the glasses, but as of late this week they were completely sold out. They are hoping to have a new shipment coming in soon, so you may want to call them at 336-767-6730 ext. 1004 sometime next week to see if they have gotten them back in stock.

NOTE:  It’s important that you use the right types of lenses to protect your eyes. Look for eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers that have been verified by an accredited testing lab to meet the ISO 12312-2 safety standard. You can read more about those guidelines and find a list of companies that sell them at eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters. And more information about eye safety can be found on NASA’s Total Eclipse website, at eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

SAM checked at his nearest Walmart and found glasses on sale for $1 from EclipseGlasses.com, which says their glasses conform to the ISO 12312-2 requirement.    SOURCE: Ask Sam: Winston-Salem Journal     https://goo.gl/iLFu7D

An informational graphic about the eclipse is currently scheduled to run in the Journal this weekend, and in the week leading up to the eclipse, SAM will be answering some more questions about the event including its effect on animals, safe driving tips, and more.

 

 

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm