Eclipse ‘Solar’ Glasses
Of course it can be highly dangerous to view the Sun and a partially eclipsed Sun is just as dangerous – perhaps more so as people will be drawn to looking at it. NEVER look at the Sun with ANY optical aid (binoculars or telescopes) as permanent eye damage can happen instantly. It is not even safe to look at the Sun with just the naked eye and even several pairs of sunglasses should not be used.
High Quality EU-certified safe Solar Viewing Glasses are available from Astronomy Ireland. We have a limited quantity.
Glasses are €10 inc postage.
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You should keep these glasses after the eclipse for viewing giant ‘naked eye’ sunspots that appear from time to time. DO NOT look through binoculars or telescopes while wearing eclipse glasses as they give way too bright an image and may even damage the glasses and your eyesight too.
These are also useful for seeing giant sunspots that occasionally appear on the Sun that we will alert you to on our social media pages
You can also sign up for a year’s subscription and you will then get future magazines showing all the photos sent in from around Ireland and loads of other things to see in the sky: HERE