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Kearney, Aug. 21, 2017 (CDT)
11:33:03am, Partial eclipse begins
12:57:30pm, Total eclipse begins
Approximate length of totality: 1 minute, 54 seconds
Totality at Ravenna will be 12:57:21 to 12:59 p.m. CDT (2 min., 35 seconds)
Kearney and Ravenna are collaborating on a weekend of events, with watch sites at the Arch Monument, various parks around the cities, and at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Cope Stadium, for a free, public Watch Party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The UNK Watch Party includes games, music and other live entertainment, and glasses are available for a small fee. UNK’s planetarium will take scheduled reservations, and its faculty are available to learn more about the solar system and share educational information about eclipses, the history of eclipses, animal behavior during eclipses, photographing a solar eclipse, religious responses to eclipses, and Black Holes.
Other events planned during the weekend are concerts at Viaero Event Center on Aug. 19, a “Blackout on the Bricks” (Aug. 19-21); a lecture by astronomer Dr. Tabetha Boyajian of Louisiana State University, and other lectures and discussions. Safety glasses and souvenir t-shirts will be available around town.
Other watch locations in addition to UNK’s Cope Stadium are: Yanney Park, Viaero Event Center, The Archway, Buffalo County Fairgrounds and Cottonmill Lake Recreation Area.
Kearney’s 1,700+ hotel rooms, camping accommodations at Ft. Kearny State Recreation Area and Kearney RV Park and Campground, plus 130 restaurants and other amenities make Kearney the perfect travel destination for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Visit the Kearney Visitors Bureau website for visitor information.
Ravenna’s watch events are at Fields 1 and 2 at Pine Road and West Carthage Street, and at the Farmers Coop at the Highway 2 interchange. Camping locations are available at Ravenna Lake Recreation Area.