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Rockford’s Discovery Center is Celebrating Eclipse Day With 2 Days of Events

Yesterday in this space, I told you that if you wanted the "full eclipse" experience you'd have to head for the southern part of Illinois. If you're not in the 70 mile wide swath called the "Path of Totality," you won't get the full experience, just a partial eclipse. However, If you want to maximize your partial eclipse viewing, grab your family and head for the Discovery Center Museum.

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If You Want to View the Full Solar Eclipse in Illinois–Better Head South

By now, I'm sure you've heard all the buzz about the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. For the 2017 eclipse, there is a strip of land about 70 miles wide or so (called the "path of totality") that stretches from central Oregon through South Carolina. In Illinois, that path is through the bottom fourth of the state.

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Okay Rockford, What Do You Know About the Puppy Bowl?

If you tuned into the Super Bowl last night, you were one of approximately 118,000,000 people. If you tuned into the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet at any time yesterday, you were one of approximately 7,000,000 people. Not even close, in terms of viewers--but enough to make the Puppy Bowl the #1 rated cable show of the night.

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Rockford Gets a Look at the International Space Station

My wife, Amy, has been following the year-long saga of astronaut Scott Kelly, who will be coming home to Earth tomorrow after nearly a year (340 days) in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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