2017 Solar Eclipse

“Client Talk: Hopkinsville, Kentucky,” MultiLingual Magazine, September 2017
Tourists from 12 different countries came to Hopkinsville, Kentucky to see a total solar eclipse. How did(n’t) the city handle subsequent translating and interpreting needs? [Subscription required.]

“How Eclipseville, Kentucky Prepared for the Eclipse — And Ran out of Toilet Paper,” The Verge, August 21, 2017
Being the point of greatest eclipse stressed out an entire town. [Event day coverage.]

“Tent Revival Aims to ‘Honor the Person who Made that Eclipse Happen,'” Washington Post, August 21, 2017
When a total solar eclipse comes to town, the people of Christian County, Kentucky respond with Christian love. [Event day coverage.]

“The Eclipse Could Bring the Worst Traffic Jam in US History,” Washington Post, August 18, 2017
How states are trying to prevent national gridlock during eclipse weekend.

“You Won’t Feel It When the Eclipse Burns Your Eyeballs,” Tonic, August 14, 2017.
An article on eye safety and other health concerns surrounding the upcoming total solar eclipse.

“Will the Little Green Men of Kelly, Kentucky Return to Watch the Solar Eclipse?,” Ozy, August 11, 2017
August 21st is the 62nd anniversary of one of America’s best-known alien sightings. Locals share what really happened.

“Will the trains cooperate?,” Trains Magazine, August 11, 2017
Why one town asked CSX not to run during the August 21st total solar eclipse.

“Logo Designs for the Total Solar Eclipse,” HOW Magazine, August 8, 2017
A look at the five best logos designed to attract tourists to small towns across the totality band.

“Total Eclipse of 2016 HO3?,” Astronomy Magazine, August 4, 2017
Earth has a second moon, 2016 HO3, but it can’t cause solar eclipses.

“How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Online,” Astronomy Magazine, August 1, 2017
Streaming video options for astronomy fans outside totality.

“The Moon or Martians?,” American Way, August 2017 (Article featured on issue cover.)
Total solar eclipse activities in Hopkinsville, Ky include a festival honoring the 62nd anniversary of a famous alien sighting. [Print only.]

“All About the Great American Eclipse,” Boys’ Life, August 2017 (Article featured on issue cover.)
Facts about the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse for children. [Print only.]

“Hunting the Totality,” Outdoor Life, August 2017 (Article featured on issue cover.)
Tips for hunting during a total solar eclipse. [Link to abridged article; full article in print issue.]

“How the Coming Solar Eclipse Has Brought Hope to My Struggling Kentucky Hometown,” Washington Post, July 27, 2017
In the 1990’s, an entire generation left Hopkinsville, Ky. August 21st, a total solar eclipse will bring them back.

“An Incident Action Plan for Total Darkness,” Emergency Management, July 22, 2017
How Christian County, Ky is solving emergency management challenges posed by an upcoming total solar eclipse.

“Kentucky State Police Plan for Eclipse,” Kentucky New Era, July 10, 2017
How law enforcement will keep traffic moving when 100,000+ tourists hit rural, two-lane roads roads to experience a total solar eclipse.

“Total Solar Eclipse Presents Unique Opportunity for Christians to Share Message about Salvation,” Kentucky New Era, July 8, 2017
Kentucky farmer David Ginn donates 75 acres for SolQuest, a Christian tent revival held in conjunction with the Great American Eclipse.

“How to Get Kids Ready for, and Excited about, the Great American Eclipse,” Washington Post, June 29, 2017
Parenting tips to help you and yout children better enjoy this August’s total solar eclipse. (Article was 5th most read story on WashingtonPost.com the morning of publication, and was also listed as a a top eclipse resource article by the American Astronomical Society.)

“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
How farmers will handle tourism from the Great American Eclipse, the first total solar eclipse exclusive to the US since 1776.

“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 a tourism hotbed for the 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.