The Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017 represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the most spectacular of astronomical events. Much of Transylvania County is in the path of totality for the eclipse – making it one of the best places to see and experience the eclipse in all its glory.
Download our informational eclipse handout here.
Transylvania County rooms are filling up fast. Please call the Visitor Center at 800-648-4523 for the most up-to-date lodging availability. You can also search sites like vrbo.com or airbnb.com.
RV’s and campers are welcome but must be in designated camping areas. Due to safety concerns, no roadside camping will be permitted.
Transylvania County has several special events and viewing opportunities in the works, including some exciting events sponsored by Oskar Blues, Brevard Music Center, and Gorges State Park. As these plans are finalized, we’ll be updating this page (see right sidebar) on a regular basis. So check back often!
To download the PARI Eclipse Safety Glasses bulk order form click here. PARI is also selling these glasses to individuals.
The Visitor Center in Brevard is keeping a list of places to get eclipse glasses. Call them at 800-648-4523.
We invite you to visit the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) website as well. PARI will be home to two NASA research teams during the eclipse, as well as hundreds of amateur astronomers.
In the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions about the eclipse and more specifics about what you can expect to see in Transylvania County on August 21st and why the “Land of Waterfalls,” in particular is a great place to experience this exciting phenomenon.