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A Total Solar Eclipse is coming to the USA on August 21, 2017.

This is the first total solar eclipse to touch the U.S. mainland since February, 1979 and the first one to cross the U.S. since 1918.  These events are RARE and SPECTACULAR to witness!!

Personally witnessing a total solar eclipse is the most awe-inspiring experience a person can have in their lifetime.  You cannot completely prepare yourself for the sight of a total solar eclipse. When totality arrives, you will experience primal emotions and wonderment at the unspeakable beauty of the Sun's corona and the panoply of colors and light as you've never seen before.  It's a moment that can cause involuntary screams, gasps, or perhaps tears at this astounding vision. It's a moment that seems to last for a lifetime and only an instant, but no one who has ever witnessed it will ever forget it!

But, you've gotta be in the Path of Totality in order to see it.  Because the moon is smaller than the Earth, the Path of Totality is only 66 miles wide and will cross the U.S. from Salem, Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina in only 92 minutes!

The Memphis Astronomical Society will be hosting a field trip to the Path of Totality on August 21, 2017.

We will also be giving a series of talks next year on the Solar Eclipse to educate the general public in preparation for this historic event. 

Stay tuned to this website

and make plans to get into the Path of Totality on August 21, 2017!

Check out our videos on YouTube

Video #1

Ric Honey and Jeremy Veldman attend AAA Eclipse Conference in Cardondale, Illinois

Video #2

Footage and weather in the path of totality on August 21, 2016- 1 year before the Eclipse



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