Founded in 2008 by Stephen Ramsden, the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project is the world’s largest astronomy outreach program. When it began in Atlanta, GA, Stephen never thought that an organization he started in memory of his friend and fellow air traffic controller and veteran would reach over 250,000 people each year. The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project attends hundreds of events in over 20 countries worldwide (and counting) to bring the magic of space to students and the public through observatory quality solar telescopes.
How Rainbow Symphony Helps
Since Rainbow Symphony has always had a passion for solar events, we thought the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project was the perfect opportunity to give back while making a difference. Today, we supply specially branded glasses for public outreach and personal use and donate a portion of every sale directly back to Ramsden’s organization.
As a nonprofit 501c3 corporation in the USA, the organization takes less than 5% administrative costs since its inception, and focuses only on providing knowledge for people everywhere. To learn more or schedule a free solar outreach event, please visit www.solarastronomy.org today.
About Eclipse Shades®
The glasses we provide for the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project are perfectly safe for direct solar viewing. Our safety precautions include:
- Materials with an optical density 5 or greater
- CE certification
- Meet the transmission requirements of scale 12-16 of EN 169/1992
- Meet the 2012 Transmission Requirements of EN 1836:2005 & AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 for Eclipse filters (Queensland Directive)
Lenses made from our exclusive, scratch resistant material filter out 100% of harmful ultraviolet and infrared light, as well as 99.999% of intense visible light. There are additional safety instructions printed on each pair of glasses.
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The minimum quantity order for this item is 25 pieces.
Please contact Rainbow Symphony Inc. for custom printing and additional quantity discount pricing.