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Here's what you can do with your solar eclipse glasses

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

Now that the solar eclipse has passed over our state, you might be wondering what to do with your solar eclipse glasses. Don't throw them away just yet because you might be able to donate them for a good cause.

Astronomers Without Borders is a non-profit organization attempting to collect as many solar eclipse glasses as they can. KULR 8 spoke with Mike Simmons, the president of the organization and he said they'll be sending those glasses to schools in South America and Asia because an eclipse will occur for them in 2019. He said it's all part of an effort to expand the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math, otherwise known as STEM.

"The idea is to get glasses that would otherwise be thrown out to schools in other countries that will be experiencing an eclipse and rather than see these go to waste, " Simmons said. "We would like to get them over there for others to be able to have the same experience," Simmons said.

The president of Astronomers Without Borders said they'll accept all donations but will be checking to make sure they're one hundred percent wearable. If you'd like to donate, you can visit a local astronomy club or check out their Facebook page. Simply look up Astronomers Without Borders.

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