Don't toss those eclipse glasses!

Posted August 23, 2017

You had to get your hands on a pair of safe eclipse glasses for the eclipse-viewing parties that took place all across America on August 21, but now you may be wondering exactly what you're going to do with those much-needed spectacles. Most solar eclipse glasses manufacturers says the lens expire after three years.

In North America, the shadow of a total solar eclipse will return April 8, 2024, sweeping across Mexico and up northeast through Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Vermont, and Maine.

In the mean time, keep your eclipse glasses in a drawer if you're inclined to participate.

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is over.

When the moon aligned with the sun on Monday, millions of people across the United States donned goofy eclipse glasses to gawk at the spectacle in the sky.

The organization, who's mission is to provide science education in under-developed areas, says if your glasses meet safety standards and aren't damaged, they'll take them.

Astronomers Without Borders will be announcing where you can send your solar eclipse glasses soon.

In order to watch the eclipse safely, you'll need special eclipse glasses to protect your eyes.

A similar program occurred in 2013 to send glasses to west and central Africa.

If you don't want to hold on to them, some organizations are encouraging people to recycle their glasses, such as the University of Nebraska Credit Union.

Lenses could be re-purposed to a local camera store that processes film, according to the Space Science Institute.

Of course, should you just want to give them the old heave-ho, they can always be recycled.