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2024 Solar Eclipse

Recycle Eclipse Glasses
Well, the moon and the sun have parted company til the next eclipse. So now what to do with those eclipse glasses? You can keep them for a souvenir or recycle them. We are accepting gently used eclipse glasses for recycling. In partnership with Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub, we are collecting glasses to be sent to Latin American school children for the October annular eclipse.
Glasses can be dropped off anytime at the Cincinnati Observatory through April 23. We have a bin on the front porch of the main building in which to place your donations.
If your glasses are torn or damaged, please recycle by tearing the film out of the glasses. Put the cardboard part in your home recycling bin. The film can be dropped off at the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub in their flexible film bin.
Thank you for paying it forward.
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