CAPITAL ECLIPSE CELEBRATION

Join us for great entertainment, art and astronomy in Jefferson City, the state Capitol of Missouri. There will be an eclectic offering of both paid and free events ranging from a giant drum circle to concerts to lectures by a real-life astronaut. Make your reservations now to stay in our hotels or camp sites and stay tuned for more details. Saturday, August 19 - Downtown Jefferson City Eclipse Street Party 6 - 9 pm; Prison Tours (tickets) Sunday, August 20 - Scholastic Education Series - 1 pm to 6 pm, Free (various locations); Dark Side of the Moon  - Pink Floyd Tribute band Interstellar Overdrive, Free concert on the Missouri State Capitol lawn and drum circle; Prison Tours (tickets) Monday, August 21 - Preclipse celebration at the Eclipse Village in north Jefferson City, Missouri State Capitol and Downtown Jefferson City; 1:14 pm TOTAL ECLIPSE Viewing will be in multiple open locations throughout the city. Parking and shuttle service information to be distributed.

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Volunteers, vendors, sponsors, entertainers and numerous service providers are needed to make the Capital Eclipse weekend a success.

Jefferson City, Missouri: Where you will want to

celebrate August 19-21, 2017

A total solar eclipse is an event that few have witnessed, yet it is the most dramatic celestial event you'll ever see. It's a totally immersive event: during totality, with the Sun's brilliant disk fully covered by the moon, the sky turns dark (like very deep twilight) and the brightest planets and stars become visible. Animals become quiet, birds roost, and the temperature drops noticeably. During next year's eclipse, the path of totality will be 8,600 miles long but only about 70 wide. Remarkably, although it starts in the Pacific and ends in the Atlantic, the Moon's shadow passes over land only in the U.S. and Jefferson City, MO is one of the best places for viewing.

NEED TO KNOW

LODGING Hurry and book your hotel rooms…they will fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out!
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CAMPING Reserved camping will be available in North Jefferson City overlooking the mighty-Mo and Missouri’s state capitol .  (coming soon)
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DINING Our restaurants are ready to welcome you to the Capitol City with a wide variety of tasty cuisine to tempt any pallet.
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August 21, 2017 @ 1:14:19 pm Jefferson City, MO will experience 2 minutes 29 seconds of total eclipse
Tour the Missouri State Penitentiary Decommissioned in 2004, the Missouri State Penitentiary was the oldest continually operating penitentiary west of the Mississippi. The prison was 100 years old when Alcatraz began taking inmates. When the prison opened in 1836, the Battle of the Alamo was going on in Texas and Andrew Jackson was in his second term. The tour showcases cells including those of famous inmates such as heavyweight champion Sonny Liston, who learned to box during his time in the big house, and James Earl Ray. Other stops on the tour are the gas chamber where 40 men and women were executed, the buried cells, several housing units and the upper yard. In 1967 the Missouri State Penitentiary was infamously named the "bloodiest 47 acres in America" by Time magazine because of the incredibly high number of serious assaults on the grounds between 1963 and 1964. Public history and paranormal tours showcase the prison's grisly past.   [MORE INFO]
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August 19 - 21 2017

This is the first total eclipse of the sun to occur in Missouri since Aug. 7, 1869, an 148 year gap. Jefferson City is closer to the line of Maximum Eclipse than either Kansas City or St. Louis.  Indeed parts of these two large metropolitan areas will be in partial, not total, eclipse. As the eclipse travels west to east, Missouri is the first state where, thanks to our road system, it is readily accessible to populations from the east. Totality will occur near solar noon (1:15 pm CDT) when the sun is high in the sky and unobstructed by trees, mountains, or buildings. Typical weather patterns for the afternoon on Aug. 21 look favorable. Tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands have already made plans to come to Missouri.
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NEED TO KNOW

LODGING Hurry and book your hotel rooms…they will fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out!
CAMPING Reserved camping will be available in North Jefferson City overlooking the mighty-Mo and Missouri’s state capitol .  (coming soon)
DINING Our restaurants are ready to welcome you to the Capitol City with a wide variety of tasty cuisine to tempt any pallet.
     

CAPITAL ECLIPSE CELEBRATION

Join us for great entertainment, art and astronomy in Jefferson City, the state Capitol of Missouri. There will be an eclectic offering of both paid and free events ranging from a giant drum circle to concerts to lectures by a real-life astronaut. Make your reservations now to stay in our hotels or camp sites and stay tuned for more details. Saturday, August 19 - Downtown Jefferson City Eclipse Street Party 6 - 9 pm; Prison Tours (tickets) Sunday, August 20 - Scholastic Education Series - 1 pm to 6 pm, Free (various locations); Dark Side of the Moon  - Pink Floyd Tribute band Interstellar Overdrive, Free concert on the Missouri State Capitol lawn and drum circle; Prison Tours (tickets) Monday, August 21 - Preclipse celebration at the Eclipse Village in north Jefferson City, Missouri State Capitol and Downtown Jefferson City; 1:14 pm TOTAL ECLIPSE Viewing will be in multiple open locations throughout the city. Parking and shuttle service information to be distributed.

Jefferson City, Missouri: Where you

will want to celebrate August 19-

21, 2017

A total solar eclipse is an event that few have witnessed, yet it is the most dramatic celestial event you'll ever see. It's a totally immersive event: during totality, with the Sun's brilliant disk fully covered by the moon, the sky turns dark (like very deep twilight) and the brightest planets and stars become visible. Animals become quiet, birds roost, and the temperature drops noticeably. During next year's eclipse, the path of totality will be 8,600 miles long but only about 70 wide. Remarkably, although it starts in the Pacific and ends in the Atlantic, the Moon's shadow passes over land only in the U.S. and Jefferson City, MO is one of the best places for viewing.
CAPITALECLIPSE.ORG
August 21, 2017 @ 1:14:19 pm Jefferson City, MO will experience 2 minutes 29 seconds of total eclipse
Festival

August 18 - 21 2017

VOLUNTEER ENTERTAINERS VENDORS SPONSORS This is a prime chance to get your message in front of potentially tens of thousands of consumers.  Contact us today for more information on our exclusive sponsorship opportunities.  INFO@CAPITALECLIPSE.ORG