Penn Dixie giving away eclipse glasses

BLASDELL, N.Y. (WIVB) – Want to watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21?

You’ll need to do it safely, using special solar eclipse glasses.

Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve in Blasdell is giving away free pairs at the Visitors Center, located at 4050 North St from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Penn Dixie will also be hosting a special eclipse viewing Aug. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to watch the solar eclipse through special telescopes. Hands-on science activities and fossil collection will also be available that day.

Admission is $4.

Why do you need special glasses to protect your eyes while watching the eclipse?

An expert, Dr. Andrew Cochrane of Atwal Eye Care, explains here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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