Kentucky Tourism

Total Solar Eclipse Weekend Hardin, KY

  • Total Solar Eclipse Weekend


542 Kenlake Rd
Kenlake State Resort Park
Hardin, KY 42048
Friday, August 18th:

5:00 A.M. Pre-Dawn Outdoor Telescope Observing
Join the StarGeezer Mark Steven Williams as he shows you the waning crescent Moon and the planet Venus.  This glorious site will help you visualize how the Moon will overtake the Sun on Monday.

2:00 P.M.  Solar Viewing with Telescope
We'll be demonstrating a pinhole camera, projection viewing, and filtered telescopes.

6:00 P.M. Meet the Star Geezer
Dinner in the Aurora Landing Restaurant and meet and greet with Mr. Williams and other Eclipse viewers!

9:00 P.M. Star Party
Tour the late summer sky! We'll Point our giant reflector telescope and view Saturn's Rings, Jupiter, and other deep sky wonders!

Saturday, August 19th
5:00 A.M.  Pre-Dawn Outdoor Telescope Viewing
The Planet Venus will be rising around 5:15 A.M.

2:00 P.M. Indoor Presentation
Safely Observing A Solar Eclipse

9:00 P.M. Sky Party
During August our view looks directly into the Center of the Milky Way.  Cloudy Weather cancels.

Sunday, August 20th
Noon The History and Mythology of the Solar Eclipse/How to Maximize you Viewing Experience

Monday, August 21st
8:00 A.M. Breakfast with the StarGeezer
Last minute update on observing techniques.

10:00 A.M. Set up Telescopes for Viewing

First Contact 11:58:34 A.M. CDT (Eclipse Begins)
Second Contact 1:23:15 P.M. CDT (Totality Begins)
Third Contact 1:25:15 P.M. CDT (Totality Ends)
Fourth Contact 2:50:19 P.M. CDT (Eclipse Ends)
Our Totality will be 2 Minutes 00 Seconds

Aug 18 - Aug 21, 2017  /  5:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.