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Have You Seen These Oversized Eclipse Glasses Around The City?

By Isra Rahman | August 16, 2017 9:28am
 Oversized eclipse glasses spotted in chinatown.
Oversized eclipse glasses spotted in chinatown.
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CHINATOWN — The Adler Planetarium has set up GIANT eclipse glasses around Chicago for an Instagram contest leading up to the solar eclipse on Monday.

The glasses have been spotted in Chinatown, Daley Plaza, and Maggie Daley Park. Anyone who takes a picture with all three and posts them on Instagram with #EquippedToEclipse in the caption is entered to win a membership to the planetarium.

Winners have the option of receiving a family plus or an individual plus membership to the planetarium. The winner for the contest will be announced on Aug. 25. 

The campaign is part of an attempt to ensure that viewers of the eclipse have proper protection for their eyes. 


#WhereAmI :) #AdlerEclipseWatch #EquippedToEclipse #Spaceisfreakingawesome @adlerplanet

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Part of the campaign is also to teach people about household items they can use to safely view the eclipse. In a video made by Adler staff, the do's and don'ts of eclipse-watching are outlined. 

The solar eclipse will begin on Monday at 11:54 a.m. To learn more about how to protect your eyes during the eclipse visit the #EquippedToEclipse website here

The planetarium also is hosting a #LookUpWithUs with eclipse watch parties at the Adler Planetarium, Daley Plaza, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and Perryville, Mo. They also have set up partner viewing locations across Chicago where they will be handing out Adler eclipse glasses for viewers. The partner locations are: Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Public Library locations, Morton Arboretum, Naper Settlement, Sea Dog Cruises, and Wonder Works Children's Museum.