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World's Largest Pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses

See a Planetarium show and see the world's largest pair of functioning Solar Eclipse Glasses!

A rare, total eclipse of the sun is taking place August 21, 2017. In the Mid-South, we will see 94% of that eclipse, but not with our bare eyes. Special glasses must be worn and a hometown company has that handled. American Paper Optics in Bartlett, TN, is the world's largest manufacturer of safe solar eclipse glasses. To celebrate, they recently created the world's largest pair of fully functioning solar eclipse glasses. 

This summer, these glasses are on display inside the AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium in the Pink Palace Museum. See them up close when you see a show. If time permits before the show, you can even take a picture to see yourself up close next to these glasses. They're too big to wear, but that's okay because we'll have regular-sized versions for sale in the Museum Store:

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