HAA 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Glasses

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Glasses

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The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers will have solar eclipse glasses available at upcoming events between now and the August 21st event. Please be sure to visit the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at one of our stargazing events and grab yourself a pair. If you have questions about the upcoming solar eclipse, be sure to ask! Our club members are happy to share their experience and offer tips for great viewing.

The 2017 total solar eclipse will occur this August 21st and totality will be visible only through parts of the United States. For those who don’t want to travel, a partial eclipse will be visible from Hamilton and area and it’s well worth looking up!

Please be mindful to never look at the sun directly without proper solar viewing equipment.

Please note that glasses are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. If unable to attend our next event, the following list of vendors may be helpful.

Upcoming HAA Events Calendar


  • 9, General Meeting – Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid St, Hamilton @ 7:30pm
  • 24, Public Solar Observing Event – The Lakeview (Confederation Park), 180 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton


  • 29, Public Stargazing Night – T.B.McQuesten Park, 1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton @ 9:00 – 11:00pm


  • 12, Annual Perseids Meteor Shower Night – Binbrook Conservation Area
  • 21, Solar Eclipse Public Event – T.B.McQuesten Park, 1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton @ 12:30 – 4:00pm

Wanting More?


David Curtis says:


Looking to buy 3 pairs of the specialized glasses to view the solar eclipse.

Can you confirm if they’re available for sale & how I would go about acquiring them.


lisa hazell says:

Hello, Is there anywhere to pick up glasses in person? Unfortunately I work at night and I am unable to come to the August 12 event, even though I would love to. I purchased some glasses on line from Runfron Direct, now I’m nervous if they are certified properly, they say they are but on purchased them online at amazon.ca. I’m willing to purchase them too from you. I’m looking for 7 pairs for my family. Could you possibly email me back and let me know if this is possible or where locally I can pickup or purchase glasses.

Thanks for all your help!,

Christine Butcher says:

Hello. With the upcoming solar eclipse do you have solar glasses available? how much are they and how could I get 5 of them from you? Please email me back when you get a chance. Thank You


    Glasses are available on a first-come, first-served basis at our public outreach events at no cost. The next event is the Annual Perseid Meteor Shower event this August 12 at the Binbrook Conservation Area. Please join us for an evening with shooting stars and fun for the whole family.

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