Honolulu, HI – 2 May 2024 – Eclipse Glasses USA, a leading provider of ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses, is thrilled to announce its donation to the University of Hawaiʻi’s Institute for Astronomy (IfA) aimed at enhancing public engagement in astronomy. The family-owned company donated 2,000 pairs of solar eclipse glasses to IfA in an effort to support the astronomy department’s annual AstroDay.

This donation highlights Eclipse Glasses USA’s ongoing commitment to astronomy education and public safety during celestial events. The company’s robust donation programs have gained national attention following their extensive contributions during the solar eclipse on April 8th, underscoring their role in fostering an educated and engaged public ready to safely enjoy solar phenomena.

The UH Institute for Astronomy is committed to astronomy education and helping our community explore the wonders of the universe,” said Doug Simons, director at IfA. “Eclipse Glasses USA’s donation helped enrich the AstroDay experience for everyone from keiki to kūpuna."

The timing of this donation is particularly significant as Hawaii prepares for the upcoming annular eclipse in October of 2024, which will offer a spectacular sight to residents and visitors alike. The glasses provided by Eclipse Glasses USA will ensure that everyone can witness this rare event safely.

Roger Sarkis