TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library passed out free Eclipse glasses Saturday morning.
A spokesperson with the library told KSNT News they had 1,000 glasses that were provided to the public at no cost. They are from StarNet and NASA Solar System Ambassador Program and are ISO certified viewing glasses.
Distribution of the glasses were originally going to start at 9 a.m. but ended up starting just before 8 a.m. due to a large amount of traffic. Adults were able to pick up two viewing glasses per car in the library parking lot while the supplies lasted. The glasses were all gone before 8:30 a.m.
For the eclipse on Monday, August 21, the library will be hosting a watch party outside of the library starting at 11:30 am. People can also watch NASA’s live streaming of the eclipse in the library’s Marvin Auditorium from 12 pm until 2 p.m.