Solar Eclipse 2017

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE  

Your Premier Eclipse Viewing Destination: Join the Party

Clarksville is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017! From here, observers will see approximately 2:18 of totality, at 1:30p.m. central time.

The 2017 eclipse, a rare astronomical occurrence, will be the first coast to coast eclipse in 98 years and the first in the continental US since 1978. The eclipse is only seen in a path 60 miles wide across the entire US. This is a once in a lifetime experience to be able to witness the event that fascinated (and terrified) mankind through history!

Lasting over an hour, the sun will slowly be covered by the moon, engulfing everyone in total darkness. Then, the process reverses and the world slowly returns to light. 

 

BE PART OF HISTORY

The epicenter of the eclipse is less than thirty minutes away from Clarksville, TN. You'll get approximately 2:20 of total darkness during the eclipse. All this AND a wonderful visit to one of Tennessee's most beautiful cities.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ECLIPSE

Austin Peay State University Dunn Center l  320 Drane Street  l 931-221-7990  l  apsu.edu

7:00p.m.

 

Join Dr. Rhea Seddon, the eighth woman inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and one of the first six women to enter the NASA Astronaut Program, at the APSU Dunn Center to discuss her experience with NASA and highlight the value of pursuing a career in the STEM fields.

Learn more about Dr. Seddon at http://astronautrheaseddon.com

National Eclipse - "On August 21, 2017, America will be treated to its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. That's why we're calling it the NATIONAL ECLIPSE."

NASA Solar Eclipse - This interactive Google map shows the path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21.

Great American Eclipse - Facts and information on the Eclipse. 

Solar Eclipse Timer - New app now available here. 

 

ORGANIZED VIEWING EVENTS

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery  l  100 Dunlop Lane  l  931-645-8861  l  beachavenwinery.com

11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

The Beachaven Winery event, organized by 5 Star Media Group, will include reserved seating for group tour buses and the public.  Enjoy live music, food trucks, activities for kids and a special label wine, Blackout Blackberry.

Reserve viewing spots in advance and see all the latest regional eclipse news at clarksvillenow.com/local/categories/solar-eclipse/.

 

Liberty Park  l  1188 Cumberland Drive  l  931-645-7476 

Begins at 10:00 a.m.

Guest speakers from Austin Peay State University will be on hand to explain this once in a lifetime event. Food trucks will be selling their wares. Parking and seating is a first come, first serve situation. Eyewear is required. 

 

Clarksville Regional Airport  l  200 Airport Rd.   l  931-431-2080

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Clarksville Regional Airport (CKV – Outlaw Field) invites the community to watch the Solar Eclipse from the grounds of the airport. The free Viewing Event will allow both the public, and pilots who plan to fly in, the chance to experience an unobstructed view of a total eclipse. 

See www.clarksvilleregional.com/solar-eclipse-2017 for details.

 

Austin Peay State University  l  Marion & Henry Streets   l  931-221-7127

Fortera Stadium will open to the public at 11:30 a.m. on August 21 day for the public to view the eclipse. The cost is $5 to park, with each vehicle receiving a free pair of viewing glasses. To purchase tickets or for additional information, visit www.apsu.edu/eclipse.

 

BOOK YOUR STAY

You can browse all of our lodging options by clicking here. 

For more information on booking your stay during the Solar Eclipse 2017 please call/email Frances Manzitto at 931-245-4345 or Frances@visitclarksvilletn.com

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