A massive celestial event hits Nashville a year from now on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 — a total solar eclipse! The last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the United States was 1991 in Hawaii; the last one visible on the mainland was 1979. The last time total eclipses were visible in Nashville were July 7, 1442 and July 29, 1478.
The 2017 one is a big deal as Nashville’s uniquely situated as the largest city wholly within the path of the eclipse. In fact, this event is such a phenomenon that folks from around the world are traveling to Music City in order to witness it firsthand — most hotels are already sold out!
At Adventure Science Center (ASC), there’s an expected viewing time of one minute and 55 seconds, and ASC is planning a year full of eclipse activities and programming for kids and families leading up to the big day, and it starts this month.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, swing by ASC for the “One Year to Total Solar Eclipse” day that features an array of activities related to eclipses and eclipse safety. The fun takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and it’s included with gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12).
Stay tuned for more eclipse programming coming from ASC. Learn more at 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/eclipse2017