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Your Eclipse Glasses Can Save Eyes Around the World

APRIL 10, 2023

Did you enjoy The Great Eclipse of 2017 on Monday?

We managed to squeeze in about an hour of viewing between our family dentist and orthodontist visits. Funny, I didn’t think of consulting a lunar calendar when scheduling our visits months ago.

I was thankful for the last-minute splurge (including Amazon Prime shipping) to secure a few pairs of eclipse glasses and a science workbook that allowed our family to learn more about the eclipse. Science is cool!

We enjoyed sharing our eclipse glasses with several employees and fellow patients in the parking lot at our orthodontist office. We were glad we could share them and provide others with the opportunity to view this scientific phenomenon safely.

As I was cleaning out the car, I began to wonder if/how I should save the glasses until the next eclipse. I also thought about the idea that if I save them will I be able to find them in the “safe spot” I was saving them in several years? Later in the day, I came across an article about how you can do something good with your eclipse glasses to help others.

Astronomers Without Borders’ is collecting glasses for children in developing countries to use during the next solar eclipse in 2019. For more information about the redistribution program and the organization visit,

Ready to send your glasses in? Mail them to:

AWB Eclipse Glasses Donation Program
Explore Scientific
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, Arkansas 72762

Science is cool but kindness is cooler. This is just another example of how to spread kindness by helping others. #BeKind #GoldenRule

Michelle Wall Headshot 2Michelle Wall was born in San Jose, CA. She has lived in 8 states but has called Delaware home since 2009. Michelle graduated from James Madison University (JMU) with a degree in Political Science and Political Communications. After graduating from JMU, she was chosen to be a Virginia Governor’s Fellow. She began her career at the Virginia Governor’s Office and has worked for North Carolina State University, the Raleigh News & Observer, and the Arizona Republic. Michelle is an alumnus of Leadership Delaware (2014) and a volunteer for the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she was named the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. In 2015 she was elected to the Appoquinimink School Board and is currently working as the fundraising and events coordinator for Ken Simpler, LLC. In 2016, Michelle was named the National Mother of the Year. She is a Girl Scout Troop Leader and resides in Delaware with her husband and their 2 daughters.