NET Plans Live Total Solar Eclipse Coverage

News Release Date: 
August 17, 2017

For Immediate Release
NET Plans Live Total Solar Eclipse Coverage

LINCOLN, Neb. (August 17, 2017) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, has television and radio coverage planned Monday, Aug. 21 for the total solar eclipse. Live from Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Dennis Kellogg and Jack Williams of NET News will give statewide radio reports from 8:05 – 8:30 a.m. CT, with news from Amy Mainzer, NASA astronomer and PBS science curriculum consultant, and other guests.

Beginning at 11 a.m. CT, NET will carry live NASA television coverage for four hours, using various vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including a high-altitude balloon high above Stuhr Museum in Grand Island.

At 8 p.m. CT, the television special “NOVA: Eclipse Over America,” will provide footage and commentary on NET from scientists and citizens as they observed the total solar eclipse. 

For more information about NET’s activities at Homestead National Monument, including appearances by Mainzer from the “Ready Jet Go” series and the “Ready Jet Go!” Band, visit

Eclipse Across America Coverage NASA & NET August 21 2017

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