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  • #10207
    Luka B
    Participant

      For those that can travel, and will be in SE Nebraska, maybe you could post here. We might want to exchange phone numbers, email, and any other contact info to coordinate. I personally would love to hang out with some of you during this event.  I'm not sure that posting phone numbers on the forum is the solution, but we could at least have a list to email people.

      Edit: Send info to Randy. See his comment.

      #13032
      Q
      Participant

        I'm staying in Omaha and on Monday will be heading to DeWitt.  At least that's what I'm planning.  But I'm open for suggestions.

        #13033
        fealeybob14
        Participant

          I'll be at Bader Park near Chapman and Grand Island NE (unless the park got flooded this past 48 hrs).  I'll check email the day before (the 20th) as I will be there.  Address: fealeybobby@msn.com; cell: 507-226-2030.
          Just called the park and they did not get flooded!
          Bob

          #13034
          fealeybob14
          Participant

            The SOHO observatory https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/realtime-update.html shows a new sunspot group that should be present on eclipse day.  This should give us an opportunity to better focus our telescopes, cameras, cell phones on the sun prior to totality.

            #13035
            Randy H
            Participant

              One thing we could do is have everyone send your contact information to me at my gmail address and if you don't know that, then just send it to our 'contact' on our webpage – which goes to me.  Then I can send a mass email to all who submitted.

              Randy

              #13036
              Randy H
              Participant

                Bob, that sunspot should be in the sweetspot over the next few days!

                #13037
                Mike C:
                Keymaster

                  I'm not a big fan of having my info public, but if you would like my email and phone, just send me a private message.
                  I'll be heading to Fairbury myself.
                  Can't wait. šŸ™‚
                  Thanks

                  #13038
                  darkskyjim
                  Participant

                    really getting worried about the weather…anyone ready
                    to bolt and go elsewhere? and if so, where?

                    #13039
                    Q
                    Participant

                      Arrrgh,  Douglas Wyoming is supposed to be mostly Sunny.

                      #13040
                      darkskyjim
                      Participant

                        that sounds good. thinking of getting a rental and heading
                        out but worried i won't find a place to stay…campsites all
                        full at Custer St Pk. guess i could sleep in the car at a rest
                        area šŸ™

                        #13041
                        Josef Ch
                        Participant

                          Hmm, this is weather situation Saturday morning, two days before….

                          #13042
                          Josef Ch
                          Participant

                            As Saturday 8/19 morning weatherforcast at weather.com looks like this: go west
                            EDIT: Looks like this picture linked to weather.com is live. Below is screenshot taken Sat 8/19

                            Cloudcover forecast from Saturday August 19 11:45 AM CDT

                            #13043
                            Q
                            Participant

                              I Changed my plans.  I'm still headed to Omaha tonight (Sat)  but on Sunday will be going to Laramie, I was able to get a room (ouch!) but the chances of a clear sky are much better in Wy.   

                              #13044
                              Rick Murray
                              Participant

                                Randy … where is the RAC going to set up in Rochester? I'm able to bring my 12" Dob if I know where to go.

                                #13045
                                fealeybob14
                                Participant

                                  Here's a totality shot from Chapman Nebraska where the clear sky gods were listening to us!


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