People wait hours in line for eclipse glasses at UW-Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — The line was out the door as folks waited to get their hands on pair of solar eclipse glasses from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Friday evening, August 18th.

The university held the event at 6:00 p.m. — where they sold one pair of glasses per person for $1.

Some in line say they were waiting more than four hours to get a pair.

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The solar eclipse takes place Monday, August 21st.


Meantime, UWM distributed about 500 pairs of solar eclipse glasses during two community events in Milwaukee that were determined to be fake — and unsafe. They were given out at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. on August 13th and the other at The Sugar Maple on August 14th. A small number of glasses were handed out on campus.

The glasses have the UWM logo on one side and say “CoffeeShop Astrophysics” on the other. They should be discarded.