East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium Welcome Over 5000 to Eclipse Event

The East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium hosted a solar eclipse event to celebrate the All American Solar Eclipse on August 21 with over 5000 in attendance. The All American Solar Eclipse was the first Total Solar Eclipse visible in North America since 1979 and Kentucky was one of the states to experience totality. In Prestonsburg, visitors from all over Kentucky, Virginia, parts of Ohio, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College faculty, staff and students experienced 94% totality. Steve Russo, EKSC director, said this event was the first time many experienced an eclipse of any kind. Russo added he and his staff were very happy with the turnout to the event. The next Total Solar Eclipse in the United States will occur on 2024 and totality will run through 14 states, in a line from Texas, through Western Kentucky, Ohio, and upstate New York.

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