Re: Eclipse reservation
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In Hopkinsville, KY, three of the observing sites are sold out and booked solid. Ball fields, parks, etc. I plan to be up the road from there, between Hopkinsville and Cerulean, setting up in a church parking lot. They have advertised it too, and plan to have free popcorn, lemonade, and eclipse glasses.
On Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:36:12 PM EDT, 'Ted Forte' tedforte511@... [backbayastro] wrote:
Several of my club members out here will be in Casper – we all made our reservations in August 2015. Yes, two years early. By November 2015, rooms in Casper were hard if not impossible to get. Some of the chains that wouldn’t make reservations more than 9 or 12 months out were sold out in minutes after opening the date. The Astronomical League convention in Casper was sold out more than a year ago. Rooms as far away as Laramie are now going for outrageous rates.
I’ve read that this eclipse is predicted to be the most observed eclipse in history. I know that Casper expects to be mobbed. If the weather cooperates, I think the last minute media hype will send swarms of people to the center line. We’ll see.
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...]
I have Reservations in SC, but I'm considering Casper WY or even a Royal Caribbean Cruise. The problem is I can't get a 100% guarantee the ship will be exactly on the path. The organizers say yes but there is nothing on Royal Caribbean's site that guarantees that. I think the ship makes that trip anyway, they're just altering their course off the coast of SC. With 5000 passengers it would be a hoot. My guess is most would not be eclipse chasers.