August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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In Kearney, Nebraska you will experience the magnificent view of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse for a total of approximately 1 minute and 54 seconds.  Nebraska experiences the longest path of totality of any US state during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse – 478 miles in all! Wide-open spaces and dark skies make Nebraska a top destination for seeing stars.

A partial eclipse will begin around 11:30 am and last about an hour and a half. This will lead in to the Total Solar Eclipse at 12:58 pm and will last approximately 1 minute and 54 seconds in Kearney, and shorter or longer depending on your location to the center line.  This will lead into another partial eclipse that lasts approximately an hour and a half.

The eclipse can be viewed in many places in the United States.  However, In Nebraska we historically have a higher percentage than most places on the map to have clear skies. Clear skies will enhance the viewing opportunity and boost the possibility of seeing stars. In Kearney, we are in the process of planning many different events, concerts, speakers, vendors and games to enhance your experience leading up to the day and following the event.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will be offering public educational programs at the planetarium regarding the 2017 Solar Eclipse. To find out more go to this link:  http://www.unk.edu/academics/physics/unk-planetarium/2017-eclipse.php

The eclipse can be viewed in many places in the United States.  However, In Nebraska we historically have a higher percentage than most places on the map to have clear skies. Clear skies will enhance the viewing opportunity and boost the possibility of seeing stars. In Kearney, we are in the process of planning many different events, concerts, speakers, vendors and games to enhance your experience leading up to the day and following the event.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will be offering public educational programs at the planetarium regarding the 2017 Solar Eclipse. To find out more go to this link:  http://www.unk.edu/academics/physics/unk-planetarium/2017-eclipse.php

UNK Planetarium's "Astro Fridays" Events

Astro Fridays: Understanding Other Worlds

January 20 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Adam Jensen – UNK Astronomy

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Astro Fridays: Total Solar Eclipses: Why, When, Where & How

February 3 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Mariana Lazarova – UNK Astronomy

Free & Open to the public

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Astro Fridays: A History of Galaxies

February 17 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Joel Berrier – UNK Astronomy

Free and open to the public

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Astro Fridays: Wildlife Behavior When the Sun Turns Off

March 3 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Nate Bickford – UNK Biology

Free and Open to the public

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Astro Fridays: Light/Dark: Photographing & Decoding a Solar Eclipse

March 17 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Derrick Burbul – UNK Art

Free and Open to the public

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Astro Fridays: The Eclipse of 1919 that Proved Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

March 31 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Mariana Lazarova – UNK Astronomy

Free and Open to the public

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Astro Fridays: Element Factories in the Stars: the Synthesis of the Chemical Elements

April 14 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Jeremy Armstrong – UNK Physics

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Astro Fridays: Solar Eclipses and the Experience of the Sacred: Religious Responses to Eclipses Across Time and Cultures

April 28 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. James Rohrer – UNK History

Free and Open to the public

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Astro Fridays: Black Holes Everywhere

May 5 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

by Dr. Mariana Lazarova – UNK Astronomy

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Weekend Events in Kearney

Blackout on the Bricks

August 19 @ 10:00 amAugust 21 @ 5:00 pm

Specials at participating downtown retailers

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Solar Eclipse Concert Series

August 19 @ 12:00 pm10:00 pm

Dr. Tabetha Boyajian – Astronomer

August 20 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Free Will Donation

Solar Eclipse speaker. To be held in the Concert Hall.

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Watch Party at the Stadium

August 21 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Viewing Locations

2020 W. 11th St.

609 Platte RD

3060 East 1st Street