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Eclipse glasses distributed by U of L physics students may not be safe

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Eclipse glasses distributed by the University of Louisville's Society of Physics Students may not be safe to use after all. 

According to a tweet on the UofL News Twitter account, the glasses may not meet ISO standards. Refunds are being offered. 

The tweet posted on Aug. 18 says the glasses do not meet ISO standards and the company that sold them is not on the list approved be American Astronomical Society. The school says it's offering refunds "out of an abundance of caution."

If you're still looking for approved glasses, you still have a chance to score a pair. 

After giving away tens of thousands of glasses in partnership with Heine Bros. coffee, WDRB has a limited number available to give away at our booth at the Kentucky State Fair. Stop by the lobby of the North Wing for a chance to spin a prize wheel and win a free pair. 

We'll have thousands of pairs of the NASA-certified glasses available to give away from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Monday (Aug. 21).

Glasses will also be available at our solar eclipse viewing party in the North Wing Lobby that starts at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. If you don't have glasses, you can watch live video of the eclipse on the monitors in the lobby. (We use special filters on our cameras that make it safe to watch.)

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