Total Eclipse and Space Exploration

News cycle making you nauseous? Elevate your thinking with the upcoming total eclipse scheduled to hit Nashville, TN for 2 minutes on August 21.  The partial eclipse is scheduled to begin around 11:58 AM CST with full coverage, totality, peaking at 1:27 PM  CST.  Nashville is on a direct path for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event which is attracting star gazers from all over the world.    Here is a link to the NASA website with great coverage and tips for viewing the eclipse.  The Adventure Science Center has a number of scheduled events and fun facts listed on their website here. The above photo was taken while on a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama which has an incredible museum, space camps, lunar equipment, various rockets, even a full-size Saturn V (Lunar) rocket.  It's an inspiring stop for anyone remotely interested in science or space exploration.  There are also tours available to the nearby Marshall Space and Flight Center where planning is taking place for a future trip to an asteroid and eventually, Mars. The 2nd photo is a Saturn 1B rocket located at a rest area (you read that correct) off of southbound I-65 in Alabama, just one mile over TN border…which is a pretty cool bathroom break on your way to Huntsville.  

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