On Monday, August 21 the United States will witness the rare event of a total solar eclipse.  As it moves across the Midwest, much of Southeast Nebraska will experience the total eclipse including Auburn for 2 minutes 8 seconds, starting at 1:04:12 p.m.  Before and after the total blackout, the effects of a partial eclipse will be seen.

This event has left many with questions and uncertainties and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce would like to help provide some clarification and more details about the event.

The Chamber will be hosting a Pre-Eclipse Event on Saturday, August 19th from 11 am—2pm at the Auburn City Rec Complex.  To view our event online please click HERE and let us know you’re coming.

This will be a time to address Safety, Education and of course a little Science.  We are excited to have the Auburn High School Math & Science Club join us in helping to provide some fun and educational experiences for the children so they will not more of what to expect Monday, when they go to school.

We are also looking forward to having Sarah Hanika, Auburn High School Science Teacher join us to speak about the Eclipse and the important things to know.

We will behanding out to our first 100 attendees a limited edition eclipse t-shirts, limited edition eclipse koozies, and eclipse glasses from Friends of Auburn Memorial Library.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for some food and fun and bring the whole family!

For more information or questions please contact the Chamber at 402-274-3521.

Other Eclipse Opportunities:

Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.  The Total Solar Eclipse presented by Eugene Lanning of the Arbor Astronomy Group.

Monday, August 21 at 12 p.m.  Lunch on the Lawn Eclipse Viewing Party at Nemaha County Hospital in partnership with Lifetime Vision Center and the Auburn State Theater.

Check back to see our Eclipse E-clips to help you save while shopping local!