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Here’s where you can recylce your solar eclipse glasses

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The total solar eclipse showed its beauty and left witnesses breathless with its extraordinary prowess. Now with the eclipse over, some people are wondering what they should do with their glasses. Some might want to throw them away, while others might keep them as souvenirs.

If you are wondering what to do with your glasses, local organizations are encouraging you to recycle your glasses.

You can drop off your solar eclipse glasses to the Imagination Station through April 18 and they will donate them. The Imagination Station donates the glasses to Astronomers Without Borders, an organization that donates glasses to countries where an eclipses may be occurring soon. The glasses are then distributed to people who need them to view an eclipse safely.

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Eclipse offers experience of a lifetime for many in northwest Ohio

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When totality hit the Glass City Metropark in east Toledo on Monday, cheers rang out as fireworks went off in the distance. People said they were amazed at what they witnessed during the total solar eclipse.

“It was crazy, it was amazing, it was exciting,” one kid, whose family traveled from Michigan, said, reacting to the eclipse. “I would wait another 20 years to see this.”

Unfortunately, the next eclipse in Ohio won’t come for another 75 years. One of the reasons people came far and wide to witness the event was its infrequency.

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Hospitals preparing for solar eclipse

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Hospitals are preparing for the influx of visitors headed to Northwest Ohio to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse.

Shelves are stocked at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and extra staff are on standby for the total solar eclipse.

Vice president of medical affairs for the metro hospitals of ProMedica, Dr. Brian Kaminiski says they started working on the solar eclipse plan last year.

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Public invited to free eclipse viewing party at BGSU

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With less than a week left until the total solar eclipse, Bowling Green State University is offering a watch party that it hopes will educate and entertain the community.

The public is welcomed to visit Doyt L Perry Stadium on Monday, April 8 to watch the total solar eclipse.

Andrew Layden, a professor and chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Bowling Green State University, said the day will be full of planned events for the community to enjoy.

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Fun ways to watch the total eclipse in central Ohio

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A once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse is just one week away and if you haven’t already made plans, it’s time to start.

Why it matters: Opportunities to stand in the shadow of the moon are few and far between on this planet.

Don’t let earthly troubles like traffic and insane crowds stand between you and the path of totality.

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University of Toledo planning free eclipse viewing party at the Glass Bowl

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We’re just under two weeks away from the total solar eclipse and the University of Toledo is making sure you don’t miss out on history by offering free admission into the Glass Bowl between noon and 4 p.m. to view the celestial event.

The university will also offer free parking and free eclipse glasses while supplies last, educational information, music and food trucks.

But the public doesn’t have to wait until the day of the eclipse to dive into the science behind it. Outfitted with a state-of-the-art digital projector, special programming at the Ritter Planetarium will explain the geometry and history of the total solar eclipse.

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April 8 Solar Eclipse: Where to Watch in Ohio

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With the total solar eclipse on April 8 fast approaching, Ohio is making preparations ahead of the anticipated surge in tourism. Communities across the state are hosting various events and activities to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From Akron to Sandusky, and from Toledo to Westerville, excitement continues to build up.

The Akron Zoo, Akron, will be hosting an event called “Total Eclipse of the Zoo” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here, visitors can choose from many activities to enjoy, such as crafts, education stations, and even a NASA broadcast. The main library will also be hosting outdoor watch parties and indoor NASA live streams between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Solar eclipse ambassadors visiting four counties to educate public ahead of April 8

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There are 18 days to go until the total solar eclipse on April 8. Before the big day, the Imagination Station wants help the community prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

More than 100 ambassadors with the Imagination Station, downtown Toledo’s science center, are traveling through Lucas, Wood, Hancock and Monroe counties to host information celebrations and educate the public.

The ambassadors are equipped with eclipse kits that include resources and activities to host the events on their own across the region.

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Ohio state parks offer experience for 2024 solar eclipse

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The Buckeye State is in the path of totality for the next solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) wants to help give people the experience of a lifetime.

ODNR said camping spots are still available at multiple Ohio state parks that are in the solar eclipse’s path. Individuals can reserve their camping spot by visiting ReserveOhio.com.

“Our state parks provide a beautiful backdrop to all sorts of fun outdoor activities,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Our campers can get a great spot for the total eclipse along with some expert programming from our naturalists and fun activities all weekend long.”

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