Coming on August 21, 2017, "The Great American Eclipse".
The Adler Planetarium will have an exhibit on the event called, 'Chasing Eclipses'.
Check out the exhibit in the upcoming months and we could perhaps make it into a Bicycle Astronomy group event on 8-21-17. A Viewing Party by Bike of 'The Great American Eclipse'. I could lead a ride from the Plaza to the Planetarium (or lakefront) for the BA group members and also open the event up to any CL members to join in. Hopefully, more TBA!
Since the eclipse will be occurring on a workday Monday around 1pm, some may have to work the am and/or take some time off to view this once in a lifetime occurrence. I am leaning towards gathering at the Polish Triangle (Milwaukee/Division) at 10-11am. Then leave ~11:30am to get a good lakefront spot. I'm guessing this will be a popular draw to the Planetarium and many places along the lakefront if the weather is clear. I love the Milton Olive Park area at Ohio for a good clear open viewing spot of this eclipse. It could be a lunch picnic viewing party type of event till 2pm+~. So as of now, that's the proposed tentative plan, if fate allows. . . Ideas, suggestions? Event finalized and posted later. . .