Graduate student offers free ISO-approved solar viewing glasses to view solar eclipse

Robert D. Moore Jr., a graduate student in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, is offering free ISO-approved solar viewing glasses to the university community in honor of the coming solar eclipse.

The glasses were originally donated by Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Because they were donated by a nonprofit, they should not be sold in any way.

Due to limited supply, Moore will limit each person to five pairs. His office is A.W. Smith Building, Room 317. He can be reached by email at

He will be unavailable after Aug. 19, as he will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee, to be in the path of totality.

Those who use the donated glasses are encouraged to take pictures to share with Stephen Ramsden, director of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, so he can see the donated glasses in use. Those pictures can be emailed to Moore at