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Solar Eclipse

Photo of solar Eclipse with HCC logo

View the 2017 Solar Eclipse at the point of greatest eclipse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Hopkinsville Community College!

When you choose to view the solar eclipse at HCC, you’ll have access to concessions, eclipse merchandise, indoor restrooms, air conditioned facilities, a variety of educational opportunities and an HCC Student Research Team satellite balloon launch into near space! View our campus map to learn more about viewing locations.

Hopkinsville Community College will have daytime viewing spots for $50/per vehicle-load of people. Spaces are sold by the vehicle-load so the number of visitors per vehicle does not impact price. HCC will be open on eclipse day from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. HCC will offer the ticket holding group an assigned campus lawn viewing area along with a paved parking lot space for vehicles having up to 4 wheels. RESERVE NOW!

Large groups from educational organizations who will be attending in large buses can reserve space for $150. Passanger vans holding 12-15 passangers can reserve space for $80. These reservations must be made with Jeff Horton by email or by calling (270) 707-3721. Reservations are required since special parking, drop-off and pick-up procedures are necessary.

COMING SOON --- HCC will have some fun and educational activities the morning of the eclipse. Check back as we finalize our plans. Also, HCC will be offering a commemorative T-shirt that will be availble to purchase online in the coming weeks!

Solar Eclipse T-shirt

Visitor Conduct
HCC is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Alcohol is not permitted on campus. Obscene language and actions will not be tolerated. Clothing with any offensive or obscene material will result in denial of admission to campus or if already on grounds, possible confiscation and/or ejection. A shirt, shorts and shoes are required during your visit on our campus.

Participants’ Release:
By purchasing a ticket for viewing space, your group releases from liability and waive rights to sue Hopkinsville Community College and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), their employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “System”) from any and all claims, including claims of the System’s negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in this Activity, travel to and from the Activity, or any events incidental to this Activity. 

I agree to hold the System harmless from any and all claims, loss or damage to my personal property, liabilities and costs, including attorney’s fees, as a result of my participation in this Activity, including travel to and from the Activity or any events incidental to this Activity. If the System incurs any of these types of expenses, I agree to reimburse the System.

If I need medical treatment as a result of my participation in this Activity, travel to and from the Activity or any events incidental to this Activity, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware that the System does not provide health insurance for me and that I should carry my own health insurance.

All minor children under the age of 18 should be supervised by and are the responsibility of their legal parent or guardian.

All sales are final. Tickets are sold through eventbrite and are non-refundable.

Reserve Your Spot