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    Anybody planning a trip for this event?

    Anybody planning a trip for this event?

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    Some of you guys are fairly close and a days drive will get you there, I'd have to fly. The next, and realistically last, event for a good percentage of us here is 2024.
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    Tenatively, yes. I've got a room booked at Harrah's Metropolis that weekend, so I might just make the hour drive north to Carbondale Il. to participate. I'm hoping SIU has something planned...[edit] of course they do!

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    What will I be able to see from Chicago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    The next, and realistically last, event for a good percentage of us here is 2024.
    If I miss the ones this year and in 2024, I still have a good shot at making the one in 2045 (I'll be 82). There's even a slim chance of making the one in 2079 right in my home town, depending upon my longevity and what medical science may bring.

    I wish I didn't have to take care of my mom. I'd have an excuse to do a little traveling. The one in 2024 is closer though. I just would need to go upstate.
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    Unfortunately no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    Tenatively, yes. I've got a room booked at Harrah's Metropolis that weekend, so I might just make the hour drive north to Carbondale Il. to participate. I'm hoping SIU has something planned...[edit] of course they do!
    Thanks for link. I don't know if I want to have 80,000,000 million people around me cheering when the eclipse goes down or be by myself in a corn field.

    Quote Originally Posted by timwhit View Post
    What will I be able to see from Chicago?
    Dunno. Possibly a partial eclipse? Don't know how far outside the totality path you can be and still see a partial eclipse.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962 View Post
    If I miss the ones this year and in 2024, I still have a good shot at making the one in 2045 (I'll be 82). There's even a slim chance of making the one in 2079 right in my home town, depending upon my longevity and what medical science may bring.

    I wish I didn't have to take care of my mom. I'd have an excuse to do a little traveling. The one in 2024 is closer though. I just would need to go upstate.
    My mom is 81 now and she is still able to take of herself, for the most part. But I worry about the future.

    I'm 5 years your junior, but I don't hold out any hope of making 2079. I'm sure that after 2045 there will be another eclipse somewhere in the world before 2079.

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    Unfortunately no.
    Sucks you can't get away. I remember a partial eclipse when I was in grade school 40 years ago. I've let other opportunities pass me by but hopefully I can make 2017 and/or 2024.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    Thanks for link. I don't know if I want to have 80,000,000 million people around me cheering when the eclipse goes down or be by myself in a corn field.
    Yeah, I'm undecided as well. I might just give up 15 seconds of totality and stay in Metropolis - or drive just out of town. The casino might even have their own party/excursion...

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    Thanks for the reminder. I'm planning on it.

    Hard to decide whether to stop at Austin Peay State U, the only place near the centerline of the eclipse with a significant astronomy program, or go further on and into Kentucky.

    If you are considering traveling you may be able to find a curated viewing site near you here.

    If you do not wish to travel you can get an idea of what you might see here.

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    I would like to plan a trip to see this. I think it would be great to get to see this. I'd also like to make sure I get appropriate eye protection in time for seeing this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    Yeah, I'm undecided as well. I might just give up 15 seconds of totality and stay in Metropolis - or drive just out of town. The casino might even have their own party/excursion...
    Ideally I'd have an accurate and complete GPS route of the path of totality then simply stop on the side of the road or parking lot away from the horde of people. Not sure if I want to be around a bunch of people.

    Quote Originally Posted by Howell View Post
    Thanks for the reminder. I'm planning on it.

    Hard to decide whether to stop at Austin Peay State U, the only place near the centerline of the eclipse with a significant astronomy program, or go further on and into Kentucky.

    If you are considering traveling you may be able to find a curated viewing site near you here.

    If you do not wish to travel you can get an idea of what you might see here.
    Thanks for the links.

    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    I would like to plan a trip to see this. I think it would be great to get to see this. I'd also like to make sure I get appropriate eye protection in time for seeing this event.
    Good point. These might sell out a month or so before event so better to get glasses sooner then try later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    I would like to plan a trip to see this. I think it would be great to get to see this. I'd also like to make sure I get appropriate eye protection in time for seeing this event.
    SF eclipse meet time?

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    I'd be game to try for that if there is a decent spot we can all make it to.

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    The PDF on this page has some different ways to view as well as some interesting proposed citizen science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    I'd be game to try for that if there is a decent spot we can all make it to.
    Ditto.

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    I was thinking about a vacation in the South Carolina > Tennessee that I could then go see other things once the 2:30 seconds of the event are over.

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    My sisters house is only a few miles off the blue line. I might have to go visit her.

    FWIW, I saw the May 10, 1994 total solar eclipse when I was in High School. They basically let us all go outside in the parking lot or field to watch. We were in the path of totality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    I was thinking about a vacation in the South Carolina > Tennessee that I could then go see other things once the 2:30 seconds of the event are over.
    I'm in discussions with my friend in Cali about driving to Wyoming. Specifically, Grand Teton National Park and then onto Yellowstone NP. It's a 950 mile one-way drive from his SoCal condo, so it's on the long end as far as road trip distances go. Don't want to fly to southern Illinois and stand in a corn field for 2min 40sec, observe eclipse, then simply fly home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    Anybody planning a trip for this event?

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    I'll be dead for at least 6 of those, possibly 8. I should still be around for the 2024 one that will happen a tad South or where I am.

    My vacations aren't in August, so I won't be able to make the trip for this one.

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    I ment to show the other picture. A mooner moment of my part.

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