CAUTION: Potentially bogus eclipse glasses
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From Alex Young:
It has come to our attention that there may be eclipse/solar viewing glasses floating around that do not meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard. The glasses in question are from a company called Solar Eclipse International of Toronto, Canada. There is concern that this is a front for a Chinese manufacturer that is not producing a properly certified product.
To date three manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and hand-held solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, and Thousand Oaks Optical. Please be careful and make sure that your glasses are a certified vendor.
Clear skies and happy viewing.