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"...And we'll see YOU... in the shadow!!"

Did you order glasses from us? Are you worried about the big recall?
How do you know the glasses you got from us were safe to use? is on the American Astronomical Society's approved vendor list for eclipse glasses!

Also, please read the blog post we wrote about the safety of glasses ordered from!

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Members of the Media!

You have one of the greatest roles to play in ensuring that everyone has a great eclipse experience! will be making a concerted effort to contact every single newspaper, radio station, and TV station in or near the path of totality, in order to notify them to disseminate information to their customers, and provide updates as new information is required. There is a wealth of eclipse information available on this site and many others, so you can be sure to provide accurate, timely, and correct guidance to everyone in your area.

We must especially ask you to please offer guidance to folks who may find themselves outside the path of totality; the message MUST be that if one is to experience totality, one MUST be located within the path of totality - and then, to use eclipse glasses or other certified eye protection to safely observe the partial phases of the eclipse.  Please see our response to a local newspaper editor who had advised his readers that they would be getting a good show because they were "close" to the path of totality.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

Scaremongering does also take place, such as it did in Australia for both the 1976 and 2012 eclipses. In the end, many people who would otherwise have enjoyed the experience of a lifetime were frightened by "official" warnings to stay as far away from the eclipse as possible. Of course, the people who DID view the eclipse safely could do nothing but scratch their heads. See this page about Australian scare tactics used against viewing the 1976 total eclipse, hosted by Glenn Schneider. (Glenn is an astronomer, and veteran of 33 total eclipses. He has spent more time watching the Sun during totality than most humans ever will, and he is NOT blind!)

Simply follow the advice given in the AAS links shown on our eye safety page, and you will have a great, SAFE experience. will also entertain specific questions you may have via email, our eclipse blog or our web form, and will gladly grant interviews for quotations or real-time interviews by request to that e-mail.

Our goal at is to ensure that communication to the public does not follow this example!

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