WKCTC Night at Noon Eclipse Party

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MEDIA ADVISORY - PADUCAH, KY (07/31/2017) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Night at Noon is set to mark the 2017 total solar eclipse in a street party atmosphere August 21 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the Night at Noon eclipse party is an official NASA viewing site and includes fun activities, music, science demonstrations and food with local vendors. Visitors can see the NASA high altitude balloon launch and meet Kentucky's only astronaut, Terry Wilcutt, who will speak at the event and emcee the eclipse. Night at Noon t-shirts and posters will be on sale to commemorate the big day. Cash only accepted. An XBox One will also be given away following the eclipse. Registration for the gaming system and for all Night at Noon details, visit nightatnoon.org.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on during the eclipse and sunscreen. Night at Noon is on the main campus at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive between Haws Gymnasium and the Challenger Learning Center. Free parking spaces are available. A shuttle will be available from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. to assist with travel on campus as needed.

Prohibited items at Night at Noon: alcohol, illegal substances, tobacco products, weapons, non-service animals, remote control aircraft or drones, fireworks, laser devices, and glass bottles.

For questions about the Night at Noon eclipse party, contact Mellisa Duncan at mellisa.duncan@kctcs.edu or call 270-534-3101.

The media is encouraged to attend. If planning to attend, please contact WKCTC Public Relations Coordinator Tammy Thompson to discuss media logistics.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized four-consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.