Total Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Atchison is the place to be!

A Total Solar Eclipse is coming to ATCHISON on Monday, August 21st, 2017. Atchison will experience 2 minutes and 19 seconds of totality (total darkness) during this once in a lifetime event! The solar eclipse will begin at 11:40 am and reach totality at 1:06 pm.
Activities will be going on at Benedictine College, the Mount St. Scholastica Convent and the Amelia Earhart Airport (links are available under “Solar Eclipse Activities”). 
Benedictine College Featured Speaker:
Dr. Duilia de Mello is a Professor and Vice-Provost at the Catholic University of America. She is the coordinator for the Vatican Observatory’s international consortium, the International Network of Catholic Astronomy Institutions. Click here to learn more about Dr. Duilia. 

 Links to more information below!

Once in a lifetime chance!


  • The activities at the Amelia Earhart Airport will include a VIP tent with limited tickets available.
    Tent reservations are $30 per person and will include a gourmet meal, private bathrooms, 2 high end cocktails, dessert and preferred seating for the solar eclipse!
    Reserve your spot NOW!
  • For more information: (913) 367-5249 or









Eclipse T-Shirts

Get your total eclipse shirt at the Chamber gift shop before they’re TOTALLY gone! Join us August 21, 2017 from 1:06pm to 1:09pm when the sun and moon align with you! #eclipse17 #totality


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Camping available at Warnock Lake, 17860 274th Rd, Atchison, KS.
First come first serve basis.
16 accessible hookups.
Camping available at State Lake, 11692 Pawnee Rd, Atchison, KS.
First come first serve basis.
No accessible hookups.

Eclipse Path Map

The centerline covers a distance of 41.5 miles in Kansas…
You MUST be in the path shown in order to see totality!

Muriel is the last known original 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E in the world!

Identical to the plane Amelia Earhart was flying in 1937 on her attempt to be the first to circle the globe as closely to the equator as possible.

Aviatrix Grace McGuire owned, maintained and restored Muriel for 34 years. Muriel, named by McGuire to honor Amelia Earhart’s sister, was transported by truck from El Cajon, California, to Atchison, Kansas in August 2016.

The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation adopted the restored aircraft with plans to build a hangar/museum as her permanent home. She is currently located at the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison, KS.

Muriel available from 10:00 am-12:30 pm from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm with a donation of $5 to the Amelia Earhart Foundation. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with an adult.