Free Solar Eclipse Glasses Being Given Away Monday

With the solar eclipse only four days away and counting, Central Georgians are scrambling to find special eclipse-viewing glasses and prime spots to watch the action.  The total solar eclipse takes place on Monday, August 21. If you haven't already purchased glasses and for optimal and safe eclipse viewing, Ocmulgee National Monument has the first 600 guests covered with free solar eclipse sunglasses.

According to a post this afternoon on Ocmulgee National Monument's Facebook page:

"Update to the Solar Eclipse Program: We will have 600 pairs of glasses available for free on August 21st on top of the Great Temple Mound beginning at 2:15pm.  This is due to a generous donation from the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Biological Resources Division out of Colorado. Their Community Stewardship Program team recently visited and offered to help us out! A huge thanks to them!"

Ocmulgee National Monument will be doing a short talk before the eclipse on the astronomy of the Mississippian culture and the history of solar eclipses. Meet on the top of the Great Temple Mound at 2:15 p.m. to receive free solar eclipse glasses. 





500 free solar eclipse glasses up for grabs at Ocmulgee National Monument viewing

The Ocmulgee National Monument is set to give away 500 solar eclipse glasses for visitors who come watch the celestial phenomenon among the mounds Monday.

“We’ll make sure we have some on hand for anyone who comes out here to the park to watch,” park Superintendent Jim David said. But “we’re not going to be giving them away ahead of time.”

Attendees should meet on top of the Great Temple Mound at 2:15 p.m.

posted 08/17/2017 in Community


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