Google is giving away 15,000 pairs of solar eclipse glasses to schools across the US

Doug Peltz has been looking forward to the August 21 solar eclipse since he was 8 years old, so he knows what it’s like to be a young kid that wants to be amazed.

That’s why Peltz, cofounder and CCO of the science-education company Mystery Science, along with his partner and CEO Keith Schacht, are working with Google to give away 15,000 glasses to schools around the US in the coming weeks.

As long as a school can confirm that at least 200 kids will be watching the eclipse, Mystery Science will ship a box of glasses free of charge.

The partnership is part of Google’s larger mission to equip every child in America with a pair of eclipse glasses. The tech giant has promised to ship some 2 million glasses to 4,800 public libraries across the US, all in the hopes that as many kids as possible will get to see the moon crossing directly in front of the sun.

A total solar eclipse hasn’t crossed the US since 1918, and it won’t happen again until 2045.

“Going to the moon, exploring the surface of Mars, or seeing a total solar eclipse across the US for the first time in a century are amazing moments that can inspire a whole new generation of explorers and scientists,” Calvin Johnson, Program Manager at Google, said in a press statement.

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