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Exclusive: Science Channel to go live for “The Great American Eclipse”

For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will span the continental U.S. As the eclipse unfolds on August 21, Science Channel will be on the ground ...
June 21, 2017

For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will span the continental U.S.

As the eclipse unfolds on August 21, Science Channel will be on the ground to capture the event with live coverage.

The network will premiere a one-hour special, The Great American Eclipse (w/t), with same-day footage of the eclipse, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The eclipse will start on the Oregon coast at about 1:20 p.m. ET/PT and end around 2:50 p.m. ET/PT on the South Carolina coast, with the highlight of the eclipse at each location being about two minutes of total darkness known as “totality.”

Science Channel will be in the prime viewing spot of Madras, Oregon, with the team at the Lowell Observatory on the Lowell Solar Eclipse Experience, as astronomers and educators narrate the eclipse as it happens.

The network will provide live footage from other prime viewing destinations across the nation including locations in Tennessee, Idaho, Nebraska, and South Carolina, as well as other locations the eclipses passes. The network also plans to offer glimpses of the eclipse taken from the International Space Station.

The Great American Eclipse will be produced by Pioneer Productions, part of the Tinopolis Group. Executive producers for Pioneer are Thomas Viner, Stephen Marsh and Helen Williamson. Kyle McCabe will serve as executive producer for Science Channel.

The Great American Eclipse premieres August 21st at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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