Where to buy legitimate eclipse glasses - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Where to buy legitimate eclipse glasses

The Aug. 21 event is an opportunity many are taking advantage of. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The Aug. 21 event is an opportunity many are taking advantage of. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky's Darkest Day is right around the corner. The American Astronomical Society and NASA are encouraging proper viewership. 

Looking directly at the sun during the eclipse, or at any point, can have long lasting and serious consequences.

RELATED STORIES:
NASA: Unsafe solar glasses being distributed
Make a pinhole camera
PRO TIP: Here's how to see the eclipse without hurting your eyes

The American Astronomical Society has released a list of legitimate vendors of solar filters and viewers including the following companies:

  • American Paper Optics
  • Rainbow Symphony
  • Thousand Oaks Optical
  • TSE 17

Safe solar viewers and eclipse glasses must meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. 

Some of the retail stores selling proper viewing apparatus include Kroger, Walmart, Toys "R" Us and Lowe's. 

Do you need solar glasses? Check out WAVE 3 News' Day at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 19.

Copyright 2017 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

    School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:52:04 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:14:33 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

  • Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:13:54 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

  • FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

    FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:51:49 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:13:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...

    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

Powered by Frankly