Total Solar Eclipse Trip
August 2017


Posted: 15 September 2017

In August 2017, we did a road trip with stops in Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The main purpose of the trip was to view the Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August. To and from the Eclipse, we visited the National Butterfly Center and Quinta Mazatlán in McAllen, TX; Space Center Houston, Houston Zoo, some friends in Houston (before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston); US Space & Rocket Center and the Von Braun Astronomical Society and observatory in Huntsville, AL; some sights around Nashville, TN; the Total Solar Eclipse in Hopkinsville, KY; friends in Yukon, OK; and the Bubonicon science fiction convention in Albuquerque, NM. The links below show some photographs from our trip; click a thumbnail on each album to see a larger version (multi-page albums require selecting the page). Hope you enjoy them.

Date Places Visited (# of Photos)
9 August 2017 National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX. (20)
9 August 2017 Quinta Mazaltán, McAllen, TX. (16)
11 August 2017 Space Center Houston and Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. (38)
12 August 2017 Houston Zoo, Houston, TX. (71)
16 August 2017 US Space & Rocket Center and Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL. (53)
16-20 August 2017 Sky & Telescope Eclipse "cruise" excursions in Huntsville, AL, and Nashville, TN. (74)
21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse report.
25-27 August 2017 Bubonicon 49 Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, Albuquerque, NM. (28)

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