Click here to register as a collection site.

We appreciate your willingness to participate in our "Solar Glasses Redistribution Program".   We are partnering with Astronomers Without Borders and a variety of St. Louis area businesses, libraries, schools and others to collect ISO certified glasses for redistribution to other parts of the world in need.

If you are an organization willing to serve as a collection point for glasses, please register below and note the following:

  1. Your organization may register as a private collection site or a public collection site.  If a public collection site, we will list you on our website.
  2. Your organization will be responsible for finding your own containers to collect the solar glasses
  3. Please instruct your participants to only drop off solar glasses that are ISO certified (ISO 12312-2) and gently used with no visible damage.
  4. Your organization will be responsible for delivering the glasses to our centralized processing center as follows:

Drop off dates/times:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 9am - 9pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9am - 9pm
Friday, October 6, 2017, 9am - 5pm 


        St. Louis County Library
        Grand Glaize Branch
        1010 Meramec Station Road
        Ballwin, MO 6301

4.  We encourage you to decorate your collection containers and have fun!
We greatly appreciate St. Louis County Library's willingness to serve as a centralized drop off/reprocessing center.  

NOTE:  If you wish to send your glasses directly to the Astronomers Without Borders centralized collection station, please visit their website at to learn about details.  Dropping off your glasses at our centralized drop off point will save you shipping costs and also allow us to quality check, sort and pack the glasses for AWB, thereby saving them manpower and money.   

If you have questions, please contact us.

Click here to register as a collection site.