approves The King’s Academy as an official total eclipse viewing site.  The Public is Invited to Attend!

SEYMOUR, Tenn., July 21, 2017-The King’s Academy (TKA) campus has been endorsed by the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) as the only Official Event location in the local East Tennessee area still open to the general public. 

“TKA’s Glimpse at the Eclipse” viewing celebration occurs on Monday, August 21, 2017, from noon to 3:00 pm. The event is located on the school’s campus at 202 Smothers Road in Seymour, an approximately 15 minute drive from downtown Knoxville. Solar eclipse darkness totality at this location is 99.8 percent at maximum, occurring at 2:34 pm.

Activities are free of charge to all attendees. Official viewing safety glasses will be supplied to the first 1,000 arrivers. Hands-on educational activities, fun craft assembly booths, safe-viewing projector construction, live music, and a focal program will all occur leading up to the actual eclipse occurrence. Space-themed snacks, beverages, and souvenirs will also be for sale throughout the event.

Additionally, local political dignitaries, ORNL scientists, and A Challenger Space Learning Center representative will be in attendance. Headmaster Walter Grubb recently expressed his thoughts, “We at The King’s Academy are extremely honored to be selected by NASA to host this historic phenomenon. It is our privilege to share the TKA campus with our surrounding community, for the excitement and awe-inspiring glory of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We invite all groups and individuals interested in experiencing the total eclipse to join us in celebrating this event together.”