August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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.

Find out more details on our website solareclipsenebraska.com in conjunction with Ravenna!

Also, visit solareclipsetimer.com to learn about a variety of solar eclipse apps including fun quzzes, timers, and more!

Learn about eclipse safety and history here!

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

3060 E 1st St.

Glasses will be sold for $2.00 a pair

 

310 3rd Ave

Glasses will be sold for $2.00 a pair

2516 2nd Ave

Glasses will be sold $2.00 a pair

3600 East Hwy 30

 

710 West 11th St.

Glasses will be sold $2.00 a pair

Minimum of 100 per order at $1.00 a piece.

Eclipse Glasses Bulk Order Form

Weekend Events in Kearney

PLAY IN THE PLATTE AT ROWE SANCTUARY

AUGUST 19 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

In celebration of the upcoming solar eclipse, families are invited to come explore the Platte River and the critters that call it home. If water levels permit we will spend most of the time in the river.

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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 @ 11:00am – 10:00pm

Featuring Luke Mills Band, DJ Bridwell Band, Dylan Bloom Band and more!

August 19, 2017 –

Kearney Rotary and the Kearney Whitewater Association have created a challenge event like no other. Kayaking in the morning, dirt trail bike riding in the afternoon, and 5K race on concrete trails at night.

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August 20: 2:30 pm PREclipse Talks

Hear from experts about the August 21 Great American Solar Eclipse at Miriam Drake Theatre – UNK Fine Arts Building Speakers

August 20th 2:30 PM – Archway Event Room

From the engaging sea shanties of the Eastern Seaboard to the haunting songs of the Appalachian Mountains, from the blues of Mississippi to the pioneer songs of the America West, Chris Sayre brings to life the rich and varied music of the United States.

Dr. Tabetha Boyajian – Astronomer

August 20 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Free Will Donation

Merryman Performing Arts Center

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Kearney Night Market

Downtown Kearney – On the Bricks, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Food Trucks & Local Vendors

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Watch Party at the Stadium

August 21 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Eclipse glasses will be provided.

Viewing Locations

3807 Ave. N

Dry camping available $35 per night, 2 night minimum.
Electrical hookups spots available beginning on Sunday, Aug. 20. $50 per night, 2 night minimum.
Port-a-potties available. No bath facilities.

Click here for map of available camping spots.

Prepaid Only. For reservations call (308) 236-1201 or email info@buffalocountyfairgrounds.com.

 

2792 Cottonmill Ave.

Best eclipse viewing would be from the Oldfather Trail, northeast side of the park. Limited restrooms available.

2020 W. 11th St.

Glasses will be available for sale. Concessions will be open. Restrooms on-site.

Yanney Park site

609 Platte RD

3060 East 1st Street