Astronomers wants your Great American Eclipse glasses

From left, Mayor Steve Allender, School Superintendent Dr. Lori Simon and Shirley Fletcher of the Superintendent's Office use eclipse glasses to view the Great American Eclipse Aug. 21. (photo courtesy City of Rapid City)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN TV) - Astronomers Without Borders wants people to hold onto their 2017 Great American Eclipse glasses for a while.

The group of astronomers is working out the logistics of a plan to get donated eclipse glasses to children across the world so they can experience the next eclipse.

The next eclipses will be in 2019 across Asia and South America.

There is no place to send your eclipse glasses just yet. Astronomers Without Borders asks that people sign up for their newsletter or follow them on Facebook so they can get the info once available.

If you want to keep them until the next solar eclipse across the continental U.S. in 2024, make sure they are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 standard adopted in 2015.

According to NASA, the warnings that you should throw away the eclipse glasses after three years are outdated. Just make sure the glasses are from reputable suppliers (see the list here).