Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August
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15-04-2017, 10:40 AM
RE: Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August
Itinerary. I haz one.

I've decided to fly into Chicago on the 19th and romp about downtown for a while, catch some ZZZ's, then take the morning train down to Carbondale on the 20th. After the eclipse, I'm catching the northbound train and spending a couple more days in Chi-town, then flying home.

I'm sorry, but your beliefs are much too silly to take seriously. Got anything else we can discuss?
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15-04-2017, 11:08 AM
RE: Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August
(12-04-2017 10:01 PM)f stop Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 06:58 AM)Astreja Wrote:  Was indeed planning to fly into St. Louis, and probably take the train into Carbondale. (Going home, I'm planning to stop off in Chicago to see a couple of museums and just hang out there for a couple of days.)
That involves taking the train from St. Louis north to Chicago and then back south to Carbondale.

https://www.amtrak.com/midwest-train-routes

Rent a car?

BTW, if you look at the map there's a lake complex just east of Carbondale, would be a nice rural location for viewing. If you like crowds the campus would be the choice, of course.
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15-04-2017, 02:56 PM
RE: Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August
No, I'm not comfortable driving long distances. 3 1/2 hours to band camp a few years ago was long enough. 2 hours from St. Louis would be doable if I had some experience driving in the States, but I've got enough on my plate right now.

I'm actually looking forward to Carbondale -- or, as I've been describing it to others, "Woodstock for astronomy geeks."

Got the plane and train reservations now. Only thing that remains is to book lodgings for the Chicago part of the trip, and then I'm ready to roll.

I'm sorry, but your beliefs are much too silly to take seriously. Got anything else we can discuss?
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15-04-2017, 03:15 PM
RE: Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August
I'm hoping I can drive down from Champaign, but not sure if I can get the time off from work.
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03-08-2017, 04:34 AM
RE: Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August
Worthy links
Can't beat free. (if you don't count the line item on your property tax bill)
http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017ecli...aries-map/

https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

But theses viewers are fun and steampunk funky on amazon:
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