Thursday, June 1, 2017

Solar Eclipse Festival includes camping, star party August 20-21

A solar eclipse festival and campout will be held at Linn-Benton Community College August 20-21 with star gazing and eclipse activities Sunday, and breakfast and eclipse viewing on Monday.

Tent campsites are open to LBCC students and guests until Friday, June 16 at a reduced rate of $40 per site for up to four people and includes breakfast and viewing glasses. There is a $10 fee for each additional camper up to three more per site.

Starting June 17, tent camping sites will be available to the public at $100 per site for up to four, and includes breakfast and viewing glasses. There is a $25 fee for each additional camper up to three more per site.

Festival begins Sunday evening, Aug. 20 with science activities, entertainment and a star party. Evening activities are free for campers, $5 for non-campers, and free for children under 18.

Monday, Aug. 21 begins with free breakfast for campers only, followed by viewing of the solar eclipse, which includes eclipse viewing glasses.

Tickets can be purchased online at linnbenton.edu/eclipse. For more information, contact Michael Winder at 541-917-4561. 

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