Kentucky has two NASA official sites for viewing August phenomenon


The two NASA emblems over Kentucky show the official viewing sites in the Bluegrass. The eclipse August 21 covers from Charleston, S.C., to the Oregon coast.

In just 26 weeks, August 21, 2017, to be precise, there is going to be a large population heading toward Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. Those are the two “official” NASA viewing Kentucky sites for a total solar eclipse.

In fact, NASA’s website on the eclipse calls the one in Bowling Green, the “Shadow on the Bluegrass.”

The information from Western Kentucky University shows that some 20,000 K thru Grade 12 students will descend upon campus to view the eclipse. Another event taking place at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee notes that the City of Hopkinsville (KY) will broadcast footage of the events.

You can find out much more information, maps and other particulars at

PLEASE NOTE: on the NASA website, it gives a URL for the Austin Peay/City of Hopkinsville site but the website misspells “Hopkinsville.” Good luck getting access to that site, even in correcting the misspelling.

Shadow on the Bluegrass

Western Kentucky University hosts 20,000 K-12 students to view the total solar eclipse and engage with in-your-lap science activities

Event Location: 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Event Type: Broadcast Location
Event Information:

Austin Peay State University and Environmental Education Center at the Observatory

Austin Peay State University (APSU), Farm and Environmental Education Center, Clarksville Tennessee, at the observatory and the City of Hopkinsville, Kentucky will broadcast footage of events before the eclipse

Event Location: 601 College Street, Clarksville Tennessee, 37044
Event Type: Broadcast Location
Event Information: (I’ve corrected the spelling of Hopkinsville on this link but neither the misspelled nor the corrected spelling apparently works)


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