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Where Can I Get Solar Eclipse Glasses In Chicago?

By Tanveer Ali | August 17, 2017 4:28pm | Updated on August 18, 2017 2:03pm
 Be like this boy and make sure to find solar filtered eyewear before checking out the eclipse.
Be like this boy and make sure to find solar filtered eyewear before checking out the eclipse.
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CHICAGO — Are you still looking for eclipse viewing glasses ahead of Monday's solar eclipse?

There's still hope.

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Special glasses with solar filters are needed to directly look at the sun. Sunglasses won't work, according to the American Astronomical Society.

Those glasses have become hot commodities, especially since Amazon recalled glasses sold on the site that don't meet safety standards.

Every Chicago Public Library branch has been giving out glasses, but on Thursday library officials said they were no longer available. 

Anyone who purchases admission through Sunday to the Adler Planetarium will get free glasses. Adler Planetarium employees will hand out glasses at their party during the eclipse Monday, which is free to attend. 

You can pick up a pair at Baderbrau in the South Loop (2515 S. Wabash Ave.) and the DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Place).

You can also get a pair by riding the Shoreline Water Taxi. The Chicago Trolley Double Decker has glasses for those who take tours on Saturday and Sunday.