The National Eclipse website offers a wealth of information including an outline of some of the unique features, landmarks, and viewing options for each of the fourteen U.S. states located within the path of totality. The site takes potential weather for these sites into consideration, which will be a definite wildcard for viewing the eclipse. The site also offers an interactive map – just hover your mouse over the map to receive specific information on the area (see image here).
Another nice aspect of the website is the extensive list of events scheduled along the eclipse’s path. Earlier, we mentioned two events the Celestron team will be attending, and you can expect hundreds of events of all sizes associated with the Great Solar Eclipse 2017.
Like wine? Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Oregon, is planning an eclipse viewing party with wine tasting, live music, cellar and vineyard tours, lawn games, and Pacific Northwest cuisine. Into baseball? Keizer, Oregan’s minor league baseball team, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, will host a three-game brewfest culminating in a morning game that will feature the first ever “eclipse delay” in baseball history.
If you like to wager, The Wind River Hotel & Casino on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming is inviting visitors to enjoy their casino gaming experience as well as a cultural experience featuring native Arapaho music, dance, and storytelling, eclipse presentations, and star parties. The cowboy in you will enjoy Tryon, Nebraska’s “western adventure” for eclipse viewers including a petting zoo, vendors, live music, wagon rides, ranch tours, and an official viewing site.
You can check it all out at www.nationaleclipse.com .
The Astronomy Technology Today editorial staff would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the availability of our Solar eclipse equipment guide – The Definitive Equipment Guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Our goal with the 40 page publication is to provide an easy-to-consume introduction to the technological options for viewing and imaging the Great Solar Eclipse. We cover the gamut of options available including building you own solar viewer, solar glasses, smart phones, DSLR cameras, using astronomy telescopes, solar telescopes, using binoculars, solar filters (including a DYI filter option), CCD astro cameras, astro video cameras, webcams and much more. You can view the guide on our website here – its free and there is no requirement to sign up to read the guide.