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  • Plan for extra traffic on I-25 during Monday's solar eclipse

    Plan for extra traffic on I-25 during Monday's solar eclipse

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:46:42 GMT

    Colorado State Patrol wants to remind people that the roads, especially I-25, could be a little chaotic on Monday during the solar eclipse.

    Colorado State Patrol wants to remind people that the roads, especially I-25, could be a little chaotic on Monday during the solar eclipse.

  • Eclipse sunglasses nearly sold out, optometrists concerned

    Eclipse sunglasses nearly sold out, optometrists concerned

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:00:33 GMT
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    All but one southern Colorado Walmart Supercenter is completely sold out of American Astronomical Society-approved eclipse sunglasses.  The Space Foundation Discovery Center is all out, too, along with the Pikes Peak Library District at all branches.  Only the La Junta Walmart has any eclipse sunglasses left, in the garden center, according to an associate at the store. The sudden unavailability of proper eye protection from the August 21 eclipse, now less than a week from ...

    All but one southern Colorado Walmart Supercenter is completely sold out of American Astronomical Society-approved eclipse sunglasses.  The Space Foundation Discovery Center is all out, too, along with the Pikes Peak Library District at all branches.  Only the La Junta Walmart has any eclipse sunglasses left, in the garden center, according to an associate at the store. The sudden unavailability of proper eye protection from the August 21 eclipse, now less than a week from ...

  • How to Make a Pinhole Viewer For The Solar Eclipse

    How to Make a Pinhole Viewer For The Solar Eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:37:12 GMT
    Phases of a total solar eclipsePhases of a total solar eclipse

    Solar eclipse glasses are going quick! Not only are most retail stores like Walmart and Target sold out, you also have to be careful of fake solar glasses available online! If you didn't get a pair or want a fun activity to do with your kids, why not make a pinhole viewer! A

    Solar eclipse glasses are going quick! Not only are most retail stores like Walmart and Target sold out, you also have to be careful of fake solar glasses available online! If you didn't get a pair or want a fun activity to do with your kids, why not make a pinhole viewer! A

  • Best Places To Watch The Eclipse In Colorado Springs

    Best Places To Watch The Eclipse In Colorado Springs

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:50:05 GMT

    The solar eclipse is getting closer and closer with August 21st now less than a week away! Pretty much anywhere you can see the sun should give you a good view, but with the natural beauty of Colorado Springs, we have a leg up on most places for something really spectacular to look at! Here are just a few suggestions we have to get a nice dose of the eclipse combined with some natural beauty!

    The solar eclipse is getting closer and closer with August 21st now less than a week away! Pretty much anywhere you can see the sun should give you a good view, but with the natural beauty of Colorado Springs, we have a leg up on most places for something really spectacular to look at! Here are just a few suggestions we have to get a nice dose of the eclipse combined with some natural beauty!

  • Solar Eclipse Facts

    Solar Eclipse Facts

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-08-15 20:19:19 GMT

    Some general pre-eclipse info as we await the big event.

    Some general pre-eclipse info as we await the big event.

  • Eight places to view the eclipse around the Pikes Peak Region

    Eight places to view the eclipse around the Pikes Peak Region

    Saturday, August 12 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-08-12 14:37:19 GMT

    The help locals and tourists alike to take in the Great American Eclipse,  the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is passing out free pairs of ISO international standard viewing glasses as well as making suggestions on some of the best local spots to view the phenomenon.

    The help locals and tourists alike to take in the Great American Eclipse,  the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is passing out free pairs of ISO international standard viewing glasses as well as making suggestions on some of the best local spots to view the phenomenon.

  • Photographer shares advice about capturing solar eclipse

    Photographer shares advice about capturing solar eclipse

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-08-11 17:55:10 GMT
    How to capture the eclipse like a professional.How to capture the eclipse like a professional.

    The magic of a total solar eclipse can be hard to put into words. Astrophotographer Spencer R. Rackley focuses on capturing images instead. 

    The magic of a total solar eclipse can be hard to put into words. Astrophotographer Spencer R. Rackley focuses on capturing images instead. 

  • Sharing the eclipse experience in braille

    Sharing the eclipse experience in braille

    Thursday, August 10 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-08-10 21:06:09 GMT
    NASA has teamed up with The College of Charleston to make sure the solar eclipse is enjoyable to everyone on August 21st.NASA has teamed up with The College of Charleston to make sure the solar eclipse is enjoyable to everyone on August 21st.

     NASA has teamed up with The College of Charleston to make sure the solar eclipse is enjoyable to everyone on August 21st. 

     NASA has teamed up with The College of Charleston to make sure the solar eclipse is enjoyable to everyone on August 21st. 

  • Pikes Peak bracing for rush of visitors during eclipse

    Pikes Peak bracing for rush of visitors during eclipse

    Thursday, August 10 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-08-10 04:54:30 GMT
    If skies are cloudy the morning of August 21, rangers on Pikes Peak say they'll be ready for a surge of visitors heading up the mountain in hopes the summit offers a view from above the clouds. The solar eclipse will achieve a maximum amount of 91 percent of totality on Pikes Peak at 11:47 a.m. Monday, August 21.  Jack Glavan, manager of Pikes Peak-America's Mountain, says anyone wanting to make the drive to the summit in time for peak viewing of the eclipse better get started e...
    If skies are cloudy the morning of August 21, rangers on Pikes Peak say they'll be ready for a surge of visitors heading up the mountain in hopes the summit offers a view from above the clouds. The solar eclipse will achieve a maximum amount of 91 percent of totality on Pikes Peak at 11:47 a.m. Monday, August 21.  Jack Glavan, manager of Pikes Peak-America's Mountain, says anyone wanting to make the drive to the summit in time for peak viewing of the eclipse better get started e...
  • Space Discovery Center holding eclipse watch party

    Space Discovery Center holding eclipse watch party

    Monday, August 7 2017 2:56 PM EDT2017-08-07 18:56:18 GMT

    The Space Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is normally closed on Monday, but it will make an exception for the Great American Eclipse.

    The Space Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is normally closed on Monday, but it will make an exception for the Great American Eclipse.

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