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Current proposal is Jackalope Brewing around 4pm on Sunday 8/20:

https://goo.gl/maps/a62jNmw62m32

http://jackalopebrew.com/visiting-the-brewery/

They're co-located with a coffee shop and have non-alcoholic options, there may be food trucks, and there are what seem like good dining options nearby.

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Old Jun 22, 17, 12:32 am
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BNA eclipse get-together

It seems a number of FTers will be in the BNA area for the eclipse:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...-planning.html

there's been a bit of talk about a get-together the day before, Sunday Aug. 20.

1. anyone interested in meeting up?

2. any locals want to suggest a good place to meet up?

I'll also put in a plug for the ATL mini-DO the weekend prior:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...sh-2017-a.html

(my plans also include an overnight in CHA on the 15th)
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Old Jun 22, 17, 4:55 am
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Definitely interested! No idea where though
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Old Jun 22, 17, 7:51 am
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Count us in. We arrive Friday night, leave Monday evening, staying in Franklin. I cannot suggest much as this is not our part of the great state of Tennessee.
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
It seems a number of FTers will be in the BNA area for the eclipse:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...-planning.html

there's been a bit of talk about a get-together the day before, Sunday Aug. 20.

1. anyone interested in meeting up?

2. any locals want to suggest a good place to meet up?

I'll also put in a plug for the ATL mini-DO the weekend prior:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...sh-2017-a.html

(my plans also include an overnight in CHA on the 15th)
I'm also definitely interested. I probably won't be certain of my eclipse-trip schedule until a few days before, but right now I'd say that I'm pretty likely to make this.
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Old Jun 29, 17, 3:29 pm
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I'm in town from early Saturday morning to early Tuesday morning - plenty of time!
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Old Jun 29, 17, 4:52 pm
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I think I get in late Sunday night and leave Tuesday evening so anything would have to be after the eclipse. Or if there are any late night spots, that works too.
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Old Jul 2, 17, 12:54 pm
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I'm in town Aug. 18-22. Interested depending on when/where.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 10:00 am
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I think I get in late Sunday night and leave Tuesday evening so anything would have to be after the eclipse. Or if there are any late night spots, that works too.
Some of us get in early and leave early (that's me). Some of us get in late and leave late. To accommodate all, I wonder if we shouldn't get together for the event itself. Maybe find a restaurant/bar under the path and head out to the parking lot for the few minutes it will be taking place. If it's raining, we can stay inside and raise a toast to the invisible sun.
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Old Jul 4, 17, 9:52 am
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If you're there for the eclipse, you're there for the eclipse, meaning you'll be looking to move around a bit that day based on the clouds. Nashville is not directly in the center of totality- Gallatin is - and that's where I'll be. You'll also be out of the city to get away from light pollution and see more stars. Anyway, that's my long answer to the above. :-)
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I'm part of a group thing going to Hopkinsville, KY for the actual eclipse, so for me it'd be better to meet up before.
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Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
If you're there for the eclipse, you're there for the eclipse, meaning you'll be looking to move around a bit that day based on the clouds. Nashville is not directly in the center of totality- Gallatin is - and that's where I'll be. You'll also be out of the city to get away from light pollution and see more stars. Anyway, that's my long answer to the above. :-)
Any tips on how/where to get the best view of the eclipse? New to the area, thinking rent a car and go to a state park or something?
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Any tips on how/where to get the best view of the eclipse? New to the area, thinking rent a car and go to a state park or something?
I'm not familiar with that area either. It's going to be largely dependent on how things look day of, meaning weather and traffic. The whole eclipse, from start to finish, takes a couple of hours. I'm probably going to leave fairy early and take whatever road off I need too to be directly in the center of totality. Gallatin is in the center, but if that's jammed or under clouds, I'll try to get wherever is in the center. And a parking lot works. There are quite a few good resources. There are solar eclipse timer apps that help with the phases and locating the center.
This video is good for a basic how to watch/what to look for:

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Very cool video, thank you for that! Will definitely be looking for the shadow bands and other interesting phenomena!
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Have done some Googling/Yelping, so if only for the sake of having a concrete suggestion, I'll pitch a meetup at Jackalope Brewing around 4pm on Sunday 8/20:

https://goo.gl/maps/a62jNmw62m32

http://jackalopebrew.com/visiting-the-brewery/

They're co-located with a coffee shop and have non-alcoholic options, there may be food trucks, and there are what seem like good dining options nearby.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
Have done some Googling/Yelping, so if only for the sake of having a concrete suggestion, I'll pitch a meetup at Jackalope Brewing around 4pm on Sunday 8/20:

https://goo.gl/maps/a62jNmw62m32

http://jackalopebrew.com/visiting-the-brewery/

They're co-located with a coffee shop and have non-alcoholic options, there may be food trucks, and there are what seem like good dining options nearby.
I would be in favor of a short visit at the very least. Mrs B is the problem as she only drinks wine. We would probably try sneaking in a bottle. I do that at a local brewery taproom. If that works, we'll stay longer. Either way, dinner at a nearby establishment after a couple drinks sounds good. Count us in.
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