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  • Kentucky State Parks Offering Events for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

    Kentucky State Parks Offering Events for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:24 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:24:57 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky State Parks will be participating in the Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse with fun and educational events during July and August. Some parks have astronomy experts scheduled to give talks about the eclipse. Kenlake State Resort Park will kick off the events July 28 with “The Star Geezer" Mark Steven Williams. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda for a presen...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky State Parks will be participating in the Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse with fun and educational events during July and August. Some parks have astronomy experts scheduled to give talks about the eclipse. Kenlake State Resort Park will kick off the events July 28 with “The Star Geezer" Mark Steven Williams. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda for a presen...
  • Museum Collects Items For Eclipse Time Capsule

    Museum Collects Items For Eclipse Time Capsule

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-07-18 13:34:00 GMT

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A Western Kentucky community will be holding onto memories of next month's eclipse for years to come.  Museums of Historic says it is collecting anything eclipse or Hopkinsville related through the next four weeks to fill a time capsule.  The eclipse will be visible the afternoon of Aug. 21 and Hopkinsville will be one of the best places in the world to see it.  They'll put the capsule away until the next eclipse in Ap...

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A Western Kentucky community will be holding onto memories of next month's eclipse for years to come.  Museums of Historic says it is collecting anything eclipse or Hopkinsville related through the next four weeks to fill a time capsule.  The eclipse will be visible the afternoon of Aug. 21 and Hopkinsville will be one of the best places in the world to see it.  They'll put the capsule away until the next eclipse in Ap...

  • Emergency Management Discusses Eclipse Preparations

    Emergency Management Discusses Eclipse Preparations

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:23:27 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky Emergency Management hosted a FEMA Solar Eclipse tabletop exercise on Wednesday at Kentucky Dam Village Conference Center in preparation for the upcoming Solar Eclipse event on August 21, 2017. Over 150 agencies, with 220 participants consisting of local, state, federal, and private sector partners attended the one of a kind event.  The tabletop was produced and facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National E...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky Emergency Management hosted a FEMA Solar Eclipse tabletop exercise on Wednesday at Kentucky Dam Village Conference Center in preparation for the upcoming Solar Eclipse event on August 21, 2017. Over 150 agencies, with 220 participants consisting of local, state, federal, and private sector partners attended the one of a kind event.  The tabletop was produced and facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National E...

  • After The Eclipse

    After The Eclipse

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:55 AM EDT2017-07-14 13:55:21 GMT
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    Ready for more exciting reasons to look up? Here are three big celestial events coming soon to a sky near you The total eclipse on August 21 is not the only anticipated celestial event in 2017. According to National Geographic magazine, you can look for Venus to be exceptionally close to Jupiter in November. This event will take place at dawn on November 13, 2017. Venus and Jupiter are two of the brightest objects in the sky and all you need is a pair of binoculars to check it out. ...

    Ready for more exciting reasons to look up? Here are three big celestial events coming soon to a sky near you The total eclipse on August 21 is not the only anticipated celestial event in 2017. According to National Geographic magazine, you can look for Venus to be exceptionally close to Jupiter in November. This event will take place at dawn on November 13, 2017. Venus and Jupiter are two of the brightest objects in the sky and all you need is a pair of binoculars to check it out. ...

  • Totally Eclipsed

    Totally Eclipsed

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:47 AM EDT2017-07-14 13:47:49 GMT
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    Visible in the U.S. for the first time in almost 40 years, the moon will completely cover the sun on August 21, 2017. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you experience this epic event By Lisa Iannucci CTW Features Look up on August 21, because one of the coolest celestial events will be taking place in the sky. It’s the next total solar eclipse, an event when the moon completely covers the sun. This isn’t a rare phenomenon. As a matter of fact, according to ...

    Visible in the U.S. for the first time in almost 40 years, the moon will completely cover the sun on August 21, 2017. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you experience this epic event By Lisa Iannucci CTW Features Look up on August 21, because one of the coolest celestial events will be taking place in the sky. It’s the next total solar eclipse, an event when the moon completely covers the sun. This isn’t a rare phenomenon. As a matter of fact, according to ...

  • Science In the Sky: 5 Fun, Safety-First Tips for Watching the Eclipse with Children

    Science In the Sky: 5 Fun, Safety-First Tips for Watching the Eclipse with Children

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:00:56 GMT
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    The excitement for the total eclipse on August 21st is building, and it’s the perfect time to teach your child about the moon and stars and stargazing. There is plenty of time left to prepare them for the big event: Read about an eclipse. There are plenty of books on the subject, from “The Big Eclipse Paperback” (Orbit Oregon, 2016) by Nancy Coffelt to “Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing” (Science of Fun Stuff, 2017) by Joe Rao and Mark Borgi...

    The excitement for the total eclipse on August 21st is building, and it’s the perfect time to teach your child about the moon and stars and stargazing. There is plenty of time left to prepare them for the big event: Read about an eclipse. There are plenty of books on the subject, from “The Big Eclipse Paperback” (Orbit Oregon, 2016) by Nancy Coffelt to “Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing” (Science of Fun Stuff, 2017) by Joe Rao and Mark Borgi...

  • Western Ky Prepares For Eclipse Traffic

    Western Ky Prepares For Eclipse Traffic

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:17:51 GMT

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) It is said that Hopkinsville will be the best place to watch the total solar eclipse in August. The town prepares to have a lot of visitors and a lot of traffic.

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) It is said that Hopkinsville will be the best place to watch the total solar eclipse in August. The town prepares to have a lot of visitors and a lot of traffic.

  • Local Libraries Handing Out Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses

    Local Libraries Handing Out Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:19:59 GMT

    BOURBON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Libraries are preparing for the once in a lifetime total solar eclipse. The August solar eclipse is expected to pass right over Kentucky. It's being called the celestial event of the century. The last full solar eclipse we've had pass overhead was in 1918. To safely see the eclipse, you'll need a pair of special glasses. That's where local libraries are stepping in. More than 200 libraries around Central Kentucky are teaming up to provide eclipse watcher...

    BOURBON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Libraries are preparing for the once in a lifetime total solar eclipse. The August solar eclipse is expected to pass right over Kentucky. It's being called the celestial event of the century. The last full solar eclipse we've had pass overhead was in 1918. To safely see the eclipse, you'll need a pair of special glasses. That's where local libraries are stepping in. More than 200 libraries around Central Kentucky are teaming up to provide eclipse watcher...

  • In Rural Kentucky, Solar Eclipse Preparation Keeps Town Busy

    In Rural Kentucky, Solar Eclipse Preparation Keeps Town Busy

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:57:03 GMT
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    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Cross over the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad in this town remembered for its Civil War encampment and you'll see the first signs - there's fresh anticipation in the rural areas that will be prime viewing locations for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to sweep the United States in 99 years

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Cross over the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad in this town remembered for its Civil War encampment and you'll see the first signs - there's fresh anticipation in the rural areas that will be prime viewing locations for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to sweep the United States in 99 years

  • UK Students Working With NASA To Live Stream Great American Solar Eclipse

    UK Students Working With NASA To Live Stream Great American Solar Eclipse

    Monday, May 15 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-05-15 22:49:07 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) This August, the sun, the moon, and the Earth will combine for the Great American Solar Eclipse and a group of NASA Engineers is working with students at the University of Kentucky so that the eclipse will be available for worldwide view via the internet. On August 21st, the moon's shadow will completely block out the sun from Oregon to South Carolina and Kentucky will have the longest time in totality. Several talented engineering students from UK are working...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) This August, the sun, the moon, and the Earth will combine for the Great American Solar Eclipse and a group of NASA Engineers is working with students at the University of Kentucky so that the eclipse will be available for worldwide view via the internet. On August 21st, the moon's shadow will completely block out the sun from Oregon to South Carolina and Kentucky will have the longest time in totality. Several talented engineering students from UK are working...

  • Ky. Town The Best Place On Earth To Witness Rare Solar Eclipse

    Ky. Town The Best Place On Earth To Witness Rare Solar Eclipse

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 5:38 AM EST2016-11-15 10:38:32 GMT

    The last time the contiguous United States witnessed a solar eclipse coast to coast was on June 8, 1918. It will happen again on August 21, 2017.

    The last time the contiguous United States witnessed a solar eclipse coast to coast was on June 8, 1918. It will happen again on August 21, 2017.

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