Visitors take Aviation Heritage Park for unique eclipse viewing opportunities

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — Visitors of all ages from across North America made plans to make their way to the path of totality for Monday’s eclipse.

Some of them made their way to Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green.

Events put on at the park by the Warren County Public Library included a NASA-sponsored booth for children to learn.

Visitors also got the chance to learn different ways to safely view the eclipse, like through a specially modified telescope lens or through paper cut-outs.

People from all over the continent made their way to Kentucky Monday to experience this phenomenon.

“We’ve had people from Canada, Michigan, Pennsylvania,” says Monica Edwards of the Warren County Public Library. “It’s been a very pleasant morning.”

Magnus Knudsen and his brother Matias came with their family from Cincinnati to view the eclipse.

“You’ll only be able to see partially see it in Cincinnati,” says Magnus, “so we decided to come down here because it’ll be in the totality.”

Magnus and Matias Knudsen say they were able to make their own viewing devices out of cardboard, just like the ones their father made during the last North American total eclipse in 1979.

The next next total eclipse will sweep across the country in 2024, just seven years away.


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