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August 2017

Telescope Making Workshop

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Telescope Making Workshop,
400 S. College St.
Franklin, KY 42134 United States
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Simpson County Tourism will be hosting a Telescope Making Workshop at the Exploratorium on the Franklin-Simpson High School campus. Materials and hands on instructions provided by Rico Tyler, Western Kentucky University Professor and Astronomer. Pre-registration is required by calling 270-586-3040. Using your new telescope, you can view the nighttime sky after the workshop.

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Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Location (KY),
6250 Nashville Rd.
Franklin, KY 42134 United States
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Simpson County Tourism Commission will sponsor a Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Franklin Drive-In. Narration by Tom Mason, telescope operator at Mt. Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, CA. Telescopes will be set up for close-up viewing and cell phone photography. Gates open at 9:30am. Partial Eclipse starts at 11:58am; with the total eclipse at 1:26pm. Totality duration at the Drive-In is 2 minutes and…

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Eclipse Dinner Party

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location for Eclipse Dinner Party,
205 W Cedar St.
Franklin, KY 42134 United States
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Brickyard Café will have an Eclipse Dinner Party and Happy Hour the night of the Total Solar Eclipse. Share your photos and enjoy a delicious dinner. Reservations may be requested.

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