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29523
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With funding from NASA, North Carolina Space Grant sponsored a series of special events across the state for viewing the banding of the solar eclipse. Events included a scientific investigation by a high-altitude ballooning team from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 4, Autumn 2017, p6-7, por Periodical Website
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29173
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A celestial display exclusive to the United States--a total solar eclipse--will cross 14 states, including North Carolina, August 2017. North Carolinians have not had an experience like this since the 1970s, and large eclipse like this over North America will not occur again until 2024.
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36968
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Profile was that year’s solar eclipse, a total solar eclipse in history touted as viewable in towns such as Franklin, Sylva, and Highlands. Included in the profile were other contributions that western North Carolina has made to the field of astronomy. In the early 1960s, NASA established a satellite tracking station in Transylvania County, now called the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. That institute became a site of research for this eclipse.
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36260
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Many businesses in Swain and Jackson County prepared for potential tourist influx and ensuring economic impact generated by that year’s solar eclipse. From it were hotels offering special lodging packages and hotels in towns such as Sylva anticipating lodging inventory sell-out.