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Our neighbors in Kentucky


Lets not forget our friends to the north. If you have friends or family in Kentucky, you might find yourself visiting those who live in totality that day! You can call local chamber or visitor bureau to find out about events we might miss. Sadly, the Corvette Museum is outside totality!



1. Franklin : 2m, 25s downtown

                    2m, 23s @I-65 exit 6
                    2m, 31s @I-65 exit 2
                    Franklin Chamber list of events

                            Franklin has a few rooms as of 3/27/2017; listed as full at hotels.com

 


2. Bowling Green : 45s, Fountain Square Park
Visit Bowling Green 48s, Lovers Lane Soccer Complex
55s, WKU Stadium
Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

         Bowling Green has a number of available hotels but is 88% booked on hotels.com

3. Hopkinsville:  near Hopkinsville is the Point of Greatest Eclipse, where the Earth, Sun and Moon are most lined up for this eclipse.  This point is very nearly the longest duration, and anywhere along the centerline here is as long as it gets within tenths of a second.  LOTS of events planned for this area.  Eclipseville has more information! NOTE: There are *still* hotel rooms, but you have to call the motels, the rooms may not be online.

4. Madisonville: in Hopkins County (1m 42s) is also planning for the eclipse. "Solar Madness" There are still a few rooms at the Madisonville Baymont Inn and Suites.
Is your local library a registered eclipse library? Find out here! http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017eclipse/registered-libraries-map/

Kentucky State Parks: as of 3/27/17

Kentucky Dam (2min 25s):  full

Kenlake (1m 58s): full

Pennyrile (2m36s): full

Lake Malone (2m 1s): full

Lake Barkley (2m 29s) appears to be full

John James Audubon (99%): full

Barren River (99%): 56 / 101 campsites as well as lodge and cabins.

Columbus-Belmont (99 %):  20/35

Jefferson Davis (2m 40s): no camping, but a Solar Eclipse Festival: "Join us for this family friendly festival complete with food vendors, arts & crafts booths, kids games, workshops, live music, kids' poster contest and more!" August 18-21, 2017 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Admission Fee: $15 Adult $10 child ages 5-12 $13 Seniors/Military Children 4 and under FREE

Mineral Mound (2m 40s):  No camping

Rough River (98%):  Campground closed during dam renovation.

Wickliffe Mounds (99.99%):  day use park


Times from Xavier Jubier's interactive eclipse map corrected for lunar limb profile. 














 






Resources: 

NASA
-2017 website
-Solar eclipses
-Javascipt explorer
Maps
-Great American Eclipse
-Searchable interactive map
Eclipse websites
-Eclipse2017.org
-Great American Eclipse
-National Eclipse
-Eclipse Wise
-American Eclipse USA
Accomodations
-North of path
-Near Center
-South of path
Education Resources
-NASA visualizations
-NSTA Solar Science
-National Solar Observatory
-Exploratorium
-Stanford Solar Center
-Queensland lesson plans
Eclipse FAQ
-Just the faqs
-Rice University FAQ
Safe observing
-Indirect
-Direct
-Photography
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