Course Detail: CE--SETRIP - Total Eclipse of the Sun Trip and Tour
Join us on Monday, August 21 as we travel to St. Joseph, Missouri to view a total eclipse of the sun. This is a rare and striking phenomenon you won't want to miss.

While Wichita will see a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers part of the sun's disk, only those individuals within the path of totality, a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide that will cross the US from West to East, will see one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. St. Joe is in the middle of it all and during the eclipse the moon will fully cover the sun for just over 2 minutes 38 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979. The next eclipse over this area will not occur for 189 years.

We will view the eclipse at the Rosecrans Memorial Airport. Professional and amateur astronomers with high-powered, safety filtered telescopes will be at this location and detailed running commentaries will be provided by Michael Bakich from Astronomy Magazine.

As an added bonus, Caleb Gimar a space science educator at the Kansas Cosmosphere, WSU Physics student and former NASA intern, will provide interesting commentary along the way and will be available to answer any questions you may have.

No trip to the St. Joe area would be complete without a guided tour of the Jesse James House and Museum where the notorious outlaw was living and was gunned down on April 3, 1882.

We will also tour the Pony Express Museum where you will experience the exciting, educational and state of the art exhibits conveying the creation, operation and termination of the legendary Pony Express and its riders.

Don't fight the traffic. Travel with us by luxury motor coach. Reserved parking at the airport, and all admission fees are included as well as brunch and dinner. Also included are a pair of eclipse viewing glasses to allow safe viewing of this phenomenon.

Trip Itinerary
August 21, 2017 - Solar Eclipse, St. Joseph, MO - Day Trip

6:30 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:30 a.m. - Arrive Paolucci's (brunch)
10:30 a.m. - Depart Paolucci's
11:10 a.m. - Arrive Rosecrans Memorial Airport, St. Joseph, MO (viewing site)
2:00 p.m. - Depart Rosecrans Memorial Airport
2:15 p.m. - Arrive Jesse James House and Patee House Museum
3:30 p.m. - Depart Jesse James House and Patee House Museum
3:45 p.m. - Arrive Pony Express Museum
5:00 p.m. - Depart Pony Express Museum
5:40 p.m. - Arrive Paolucci's (dinner)
6:40 p.m. - Depart Paolucci's
9:45 p.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

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