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2017 Total Solar Eclipse

UK Solar Eclipse Ballooning Team prepares for a test launch.

UK Solar Eclipse Ballooning Team prepares for a test launch.

University of Kentucky introduction video for Eclipse STREAM. See the live stream of the eclipse at: http://eclipse.stream.live

Graphic showing altitude of HCC Balloon flight over western Kentucky during Nov 2016 launch.

2017 Eclipse centerline through western Kentucky

High-altitude balloon launched from KY at peak altitude of approx 100,000 ft.

High-altitude balloon launched from KY at peak altitude of approx 100,000 ft.

High-altitude balloon launched from KY at peak altitude of approx 100,000 ft.

High-altitude balloon launched from KY at peak altitude of approx 100,000 ft.

Kentucky Eclipse Events

Organizations across KY are planning educational programming related to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse with the support of NASA KY:

Eclipseville.com - Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville CC Eclipse Viewing - Hopkinsville
KY Science Center/Challenger Learning Center - Louisville/Russellville
Logan County Public Library - Russellville
West Kentucky CTC - Night at Noon - Paducah
WKU - The Great American Eclipse - Bowling Green
Eclipse Celebration - Living Arts and Science Center - Lexington

NASA: Eclipse2017.nasa.gov | Eclipse Maps | Eclipse Visualization
KY: KY Tourism Eclipse Website

SAFETY: eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety


National Space Grant Eclipse Ballooning Project

Three Kentucky schools will participate in the national Space Grant Eclipse Ballooning Project in partnership with NASA.  Teams from the University of Kentucky, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and Hopkinsville Community College have each been launching payloads to an approximate altitude of 100,000 ft in preparation for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. Teams from three other states will also launch balloons from Kentucky during the eclipse.

NASA KY Eclipse Press Release - Aug 1, 2017 (PDF)


Eclipse Ballooning Project - Live Feeds

Eclipse.stream.live live eclipse video from the balloons

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