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The almost 200 glasses sold at the McClung Museum Store are among those recalled by Amazon this past week. Anyone who purchased glasses at the museum should return them to the Museum Store in advance of the August 21 eclipse for a full refund. The museum does not have any replacement glasses or additional approved eclipse glasses for sale.

Though the museum’s glasses were guaranteed CE and ISO tested and safe solar viewing by the manufacturer, they are part of the massive Amazon recall.

The museum regrets any inconvenience. Members of the public may call the museum at 865-974-2144 with any questions. The museum refers customers and supporters to the National Science Foundation/American Astronomical Society website for approved sellers of eclipse glasses.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum and museum store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free parking is available on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line. 


Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921,

Stacy Palado, (865-974-2143,