BEATRICE – The Superintendent for the Homestead National Monument of America formally thanked Beatrice city officials last night, for the success of this year’s full solar eclipse events in the area.
The August 21st event, and for the days around it, brought some 30,000 visitors to the national monument, west of Beatrice.
Superintendent Mark Engler, speaking to the mayor and city council, thanked police, fire and rescue and other departments for their help.
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Engler says one key to the success of the visitor boom was making sure medical help was available, if needed.
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Engler also thanked the city for joining with the Friends of the Homestead in supporting a shuttle bus service that allowed visitors to move from one location to another, without taking their vehicles.
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Mayor Stan Wirth thanked Engler and the monument staff for “tireless hours” put in, making the event a success.
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The monument and Beatrice Public Library hosted NASA experts who gave presentations on the eclipse and astronomy. The national monument was an official NASA viewing site, for the eclipse.