(WBNG) -- The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has revised some of its safety advice for the public related to the August 21 solar eclipse.
The eclipse can be dangerous to watch. Experts suggest getting a pair of glasses that have a special film. They will reduce the amount of light coming through and will make it safer to view. The glasses can be purchased at Lowes in Norwich. Lowes in Vestal and the Town of Chenango have sold out. Those who pay admission for the solar eclipse viewing event at Kopernik Observatory will be provided glasses.
How can you tell if your "eclipse glasses" or handheld solar viewers are safe? The organization released the following instructions for the safe use of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers:
For more information from the American Astronomical Society, click here.