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    I thought this might be a good "let's meet up" thread for those of us who are traveling to see the total eclipse. I'm planning on being in St. Joseph, Missouri, and would love to meet up with other AF'ers. Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich will be hosting an eclipse event at the Rosecrans Memorial Airport there and is expecting over 100,000 people to attend the free event.

    I like sharing the view with a few folks, but not that many folks. Here's a cool Google Map showing the eclipse path that you can zoom in on:

    USA - 2017 August 21 Total Solar Eclipse - Interactive Google Map - Xavier Jubier

    Based on this map, St. Joe has a Menard's store at the corner of I-29 and US 169 and the centerline of totality passes right over one corner of their parking lot. Sounds like a great place to me. Plus, there are a couple of fast food restaurants right next door.

    Let us know where you will be watching the eclipse from, and maybe we can get little "pockets of AF" throughout the U.S. to meet up and enjoy the eclipse together.
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    Hi Tom! I too plan in being in St. Joe for the eclipse. That's my wife's home town so it's an easy plan for me. Hope to see you there!
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    Somewhere in Wyoming, both of my daughters liver there.
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    St Jo is my current plan - Hope to see you there.
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    My buddy and I will be in Ashville. We will have contingency plans for going east or west by a couple of hundred miles. We will be going whether it is cloudy or clear. There is more to the experience that just viewing the sun.

    This will be my third total eclipse. One can never be repeated. Viewing one at 45,000 feet over the Atlantic. The 747 jockey must have been one of us as he flew into the path riding along with it as long as we could.
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    I'll be viewing the partial eclipse from Nova Scotia. Looking forward to the total eclipse in New Brunswick in 2024.
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    I'm almost 50 and have never yet seen a total solar eclipse. I gotta get busy. Glad I'm getting another chance in 2024 with one a lot closer to home.
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    I too have never seen a total eclipse. Got my reservations at a B&B in Salem, SC. Small cottage, open farm land. Will be there for the week so I'll be taking some night-time images as well.
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    I'll be just inland on the Central Oregon Coast. The end of my driveway...
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    Quote Originally Posted by starlogborg View Post
    I thought this might be a good "let's meet up" thread for those of us who are traveling to see the total eclipse. I'm planning on being in St. Joseph, Missouri, and would love to meet up with other AF'ers. Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich will be hosting an eclipse event at the Rosecrans Memorial Airport there and is expecting over 100,000 people to attend the free event.

    I like sharing the view with a few folks, but not that many folks. Here's a cool Google Map showing the eclipse path that you can zoom in on:

    USA - 2017 August 21 Total Solar Eclipse - Interactive Google Map - Xavier Jubier

    Based on this map, St. Joe has a Menard's store at the corner of I-29 and US 169 and the centerline of totality passes right over one corner of their parking lot. Sounds like a great place to me. Plus, there are a couple of fast food restaurants right next door.

    Let us know where you will be watching the eclipse from, and maybe we can get little "pockets of AF" throughout the U.S. to meet up and enjoy the eclipse together.
    Here is some info on the St Joseph MO event form the ASKC Yahoo forum. Apparently St Joseph will charge for parking at the airport.

    Regarding the ASKC sponsored event for the eclipse, the City of St. Joseph made the decision to charge a parking fee for cars and for RV’s. It is $20 for a car and $50 for an RV. If you have an RV, you can come the day before and spend the night. There are no hook-ups for your RV, however. I have reserved an RV spot, just as a place to set up a canopy, and for friends and family to hang out. Here is the location to make your reservation, and I suggest you do it soon:

    https://event.attendstar.com/event/s...solar-eclipse/

    IF the link doesn’t work, you can reach it through the website, St Joseph Eclipse On the first page, on the right at the top, under Latest News….. click there. I think you can figure the rest out.
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