Last Thursday, we were discussing the possibility of using some of the extra Baader solar filter material with some cheap cardstock to make 3-D-glasses- style eclipse glasses. The only other thing that would be needed would be some glue and/or double sided tape (of which I have plenty left over from making my solar filter cells, and black posterboard too). We'd just need to know how many we wanted to make, buy the appropriate amount of solar filter material at about 9 cents/sq in, and get it all together in one place before next Tuesday and start cutting. I'd suggest doing them at cost for anyone who comes along to help cutting/gluing/taping/whatevering, and charging a small markup for our time to anyone who just wants to outright buy them. I'd guess they'd come to about 30 cents for a bit more than 3 sq in of material (based on the area in my 3-D glasses), maybe a dime or so worth of posterboard, a fair bit of work cutting them out just so, so perhaps $1/pair would be about right? If we made too many, we could always keep extras around for the next eclipse or June 2012, whichever comes first. (heads off to the web to check solar eclipse schedules) John R. Owens On Wed, 2 Jun 2004, Timothy Vargo wrote: > Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 15:35:27 -0700 (PDT) > From: Vargo Timothy <tlvvargo@xxxxxxxxx> > Reply-To: tryastronomy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > To: tryastronomy <tryastronomy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [Try Astronomy] eclipse glasses? > > Does anyone know where we could purchase a couple > dozen or so eclipse glasses by next Tuesday, and do we > think this would be worth it? > > Tim ---------------------------------- This message was sent to you from the "Try Astronomy Milwaukee" listserv (a.k.a. mailing list) used by Milwaukee's urban astronomers. http://www.freelists.org/webpage/tryastronomy To send an e-mail message to everyone subscribed to the listserv, simply send it to: tryastronomy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx If you know of someone who would like to sign up to also receive messages from this listserv (a.k.a. subscribe), they can use the above Web page or have them send a blank e-mail to: tryastronomy-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject line of the message. If you wish to stop receiving messages from this listserv, you can use the above Web page or send a blank e-mail to: tryastronomy-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx and put the work UNSUBSCRIBE in the Subject line of your message.