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Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017

Jefferson City Capital Eclipse Celebration

For the first time since 1869, Missourians will experience a total solar eclipse where the sun's brilliant disk is fully covered by the moon. The sky will turn dark and the brightest planets and stars will become visible. Animals become quiet, birds roost, and the temperature drops noticeably. This astronomical event will be celebrated with a host of activities in Jefferson City beginning Saturday, August 19, 2017 and ending with a viewing party on Monday, August 21. Totality will occur near solar noon on Monday at 1:14:19 pm CDT and last approximately two minutes and 29 seconds. The Capital Eclipse Celebration will include three days of great entertainment, art and astronomy. Accommodations include hotels or camping at ground zero with details to be released in the coming months. 

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, August 19
Downtown Jefferson City Street Party 6-9 pm
Sunday, August 20
Scholastic Education Series on the Capitol Lawn 1-6 pm
Skywatching & Entertainment on the Capitol Lawn 6-10 pm 
Total Eclipse of the Park Experience at Riverside Park 11 am-9 pm
Dark Side of the Moon Concert on the Capitol Lawn 8-10 pm
Monday, August 21
Total Eclipse of the Katy Bike Ride 9:30 am
Scholastic Education Series on the Capitol Lawn 10 am-2 pm
Skywatching & Entertainment on the Capitol Lawn 10 am-2 pm
Eclipse Village Festival in North Jefferson City 10 am-2 pm
Total Eclipse of the Park Experience at Riverside Park 10 am-2 pm


Time: Event times vary, Total Eclipse Viewing 8/21 at approx. 1:15 pm CDT

Location: Various locations throughout Jefferson City

Cost: Free; Safety Glasses $2 per pair

Contact: A tentative schedule of events as well as additional eclipse information, including lodging, can be found on the Capital Eclipse website, or you can check the Capital Eclipse Facebook page for updates. If you are interested in contributing ideas, resources or talents for the festival, please call Jill Snodgrass at (573) 680-5468 or email jill@dailyplan-it.net

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