Eclipse

“Total Eclipse of a Planet,” Astronomy Magazine, June 14, 2017.
A look at whether other planets in our solar system are capable of having total solar eclipses.

“What’s Going on August 21st,” Astronomy Magazine, May 15, 2017.
Hundreds of experiments are planned for this summer’s total solar eclipse. This listicle highlights the top four.

“Is Technology Too Good for an Old-School Test of Einstein’s Relativity?,” Discover, May 5, 2017.
August 21st, a citizen scientist plans to be the first astronomer ever to test Einstein’s theory of relativity via the Finlay-Freundlich method.

“Total Eclipse of a Farm,” Successful Farming, April 19, 2017.
The Great American Eclipse, the first total solar eclipse exclusive to the US since 1776, will cut across American farmland this August.

“Where No Broadcaster Has Gone Before,” TVTechnology, April 6, 2017.
Together with the NASA Space Grant Consortium, a professor at Montana State University works to livestream a total solar eclipse from near-space for the very first time.

“How Cellular Dead Zones Hurt Rural Towns,” The American Conservative, March 17, 2017.
Increased cell phone traffic from eclipse tourism exposes the need for improved connectivity in rural America.

“Why a Solar Eclipse Has the Heartland Rethinking Alcohol Laws,” The American Conservative, February 23, 2017.
Changes in alcohol laws are the second thing Carbondale, Illinois and Hopkinsville, Kentucky have in common. The first? Each town is the tourism hotbed for an upcoming solar eclipse.

“Eclipseville, USA,” CityLab, January 27, 2017.
How Hopkinsville, Ky–population 33,203–is preparing transportation-wise to greet up to 100,000 guests in August.

“Hopkinsville Plans Ahead So Solar Event Doesn’t Eclipse Small-City Charm,” Daily Yonder, January 17, 2017.
A small city in western Kentucky will achieve astronomical fame this summer as a premiere spot for viewing the August 21 total eclipse. In other words, if you want to go out for lunch in Hopkinsville the third week of August, be prepared for a long wait.