Local Astronomer Warns About Dangerous Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses

Aug 7, 2017

Warnings and suggestions from NASA about safely viewing the eclipse. Laura Sparks of Santa Rosa Junior College visited the studios recently with a warning about unsafe viewing and fake glasses.
Credit NASA

Laura Sparks, an astronomy instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, and chair of the Earth and Space Sciences Department, visited us for a chat about the August 21 eclipse. We'll have that story soon on the North Bay Report.

While she was here, she warned listeners about counterfeit eclipse glasses. Since it's crucial that you protect your eyes while looking at the eclipse, using these non-approved glasses could result in injury, so we are posting this information immediately.

Visit this page at the American Astronomical Society, to make sure the glasses you use were made by a reputable vendor.