Visit Nashville, Huntsville, etc.

NASHVILLE, TN • AUGUST 17th – 22nd, 2017


Get more mileage out of your eclipse experience when you combine it with a classic Summer vacation. Join Sky & Telescope for The Great American Eclipse of August 17–21, 2017. Based amidst the many attractions of Nashville, Tennessee, we plan to view the eclipse near the point of greatest eclipse (see also the green “GE” drop pin) near Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

From the Oregon desert to the Carolina coast, we’ve scrutinized the data and factors for viewing sites. Clear skies, duration, maneuverability, remoteness, and potential activities are all part of the equation, and Hopkinsville is Sky & Telescope’s solution.

Start your eclipse vacation off with an optional visit to U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the Marshall Space Flight Center (in the Redstone Arsenal) in Huntsville, AL on August 16, 2017. Engage with the most comprehensive collection of U.S. manned spaceflight hardware in the world, in the place where America’s space program began. American citizens in the group can additionally opt to go behind the scenes at Marshall Space Flight Center at Redstone Arsenal. Put a meeting with the Von Braun Astronomical Society on your Huntsville agenda, too.

Official kickoff is August 17, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. In vacation mode, get to know the region’s rolling hills and dense woods in an encounter with Stones River National Battlefield, and a relaxing sojourn in Lynchburg including a Jack Daniel Distillery sampling tour. Absorb the latest in contemporary astronomy in sessions with Drs. Stassun and Weintraub from Vanderbilt University. We’ll also spend the morning at Vanderbilt University’s Dyer Observatory in science conversation, solar observation, and enjoyment of nature. Check out Nashville’s unparallelled music scene. Hopkinsville welcomes you eclipse day, with good viewing prospects in a site with the all the features you need on a hot Summer day. Join Sky & Telescope for a relaxing and memorable eclipse experience in the Nashville region. Reserve now as this eclipse experience is certain to sell out.


The price for our 5-night tour is $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy. Add $749 for singles (add $1,699 for singles in the King Executive Suite). Upgrade to a suite for an additional $399 per night. For the itinerary please review our schedule. The cost for the optional pre-tour trip in Huntsville is $599 per person. Add’l pp fees: Non-refundable Booking Service Fee ($150) and Tour Leader gratuities ($50). All prices and fees are detailed on the PRICING & TERMS tab. Use our PRICING CALCULATOR for a quick price quote.

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