AAS.org Names Totality Over TX an Approved Distributor of Safe Solar Glasses
On August 21, 2017, millions of people across North America witnessed a total solar eclipse. For many, it was an unforgettable experience, but it was also a reminder of the importance of eye safety during astronomical events. The American Astronomical Society (AAS), in partnership with NASA, plays a crucial role in ensuring that viewers have access to safe eclipse glasses through its approval program. With Texas planning for the upcoming annular and total solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024, it's essential to plan ahead and get your eclipse glasses from a reputable source.
The AAS Approval Program
The AAS maintains a list of reputable vendors who sell eclipse glasses that meet the standards set by the organization. To become an approved manufacturer or distributor, a company must provide documentation proving that their glasses meet the international standard for safe solar viewing (ISO 12312-2:2015) and pass a rigorous review process by the AAS. The glasses must have the proper labeling and meet strict requirements for quality, materials, and construction.
Totality Over TX Approved by the AAS
Totality Over TX is pleased to announce that we are now an approved distributor for eclipse glasses by the AAS. We take eye safety seriously and have worked hard to ensure that our glasses meet the necessary safety standards. We are excited to be able to offer our customers safe and reliable eclipse glasses for the upcoming 2023 and 2024 events.
How to Shop for Eclipse Glasses
If you're planning to view an upcoming solar eclipse, it's essential to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips for choosing safe eclipse glasses:
- Check the AAS's approved vendor list: Only buy glasses from vendors on the AAS's approved list. This will ensure that the glasses meet the necessary safety standards.
- Look for the ISO 12312-2:2015 certification: This international standard ensures that the glasses are safe for solar viewing. The certification should be printed on the glasses.
- Avoid homemade filters: Homemade filters, such as sunglasses or exposed film, are not safe for solar viewing. Only use glasses that are specifically designed for solar viewing.
- Check the glasses for damage: Before using your glasses, check them for scratches, holes, or other damage that could allow the sun's rays to enter your eyes.
Totality Over TX is proud to be an approved distributor for eclipse glasses by the AAS and offers safe and reliable glasses for these events. Remember to follow the AAS's guidelines to protect your eyes and enjoy the wonders of the universe safely.
Experience the 2017 Total Eclipse
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