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View the eclipse at the Panhandle Center

10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host a viewing of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 from beginning at 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Lawn space west of the building at 4502 Avenue I will be available. Visitors should follow signs and directions to locate parking and viewing areas.

The partial phase starts at 10:25:50 a.m., and totality starts at 11:48:11 a.m., lasting for 1 minute, 42 seconds, according to information from

There is no charge. The Panhandle Center will not provide any food or bottled water, but restrooms and drinking fountains are available on the premises. There is a limited number of picnic tables for people who bring food with them. A limited number of approved eclipse-viewing glasses will be available.

More information about the eclipse is available at a number of sites on the World Wide Web, including:

Great American Eclipse:

Scottsbluff-Gering tourism site:

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