Regretfully so

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The Friends of the Darke Co. Parks, who operate the gift shop at the Nature Center, and the Darke County Park District, regret to inform anyone who purchased solar eclipse glasses from the store that they should NOT use these.  Saturday, we received an email from our provider that these glasses, although labeled correctly, may in fact not be safe for solar viewing.  The Friends and the Park District regret any inconvenience this may cause you and are trying to find a solution. 

If you would like a refund, please bring your glasses in prior to Saturday August 19th to the Nature Center.

Until we are able to find a new source for purchase, please consider utilizing the information in the following links to create a safe eclipse viewing alternative. 

1.      https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/make-pinhole-projector.html

2.      https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/

3.      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/celestial-objects-to-watch/how-to-watch-a-partial-solar-eclipse-safely/

Once again we are terribly sorry for this.

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