Ultra-Cool & Ultra-Luxe Give-a-Way for Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Experience!

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You could win a stay in a geodesic dome and a private plane ride to an exclusive viewing point.

If you forgot to book your hotel along the path of this month’s total solar eclipse and are feeling like you missed your chance to witness the rare event, Airbnb has got your back.

The home-rental company announced a contest on Tuesday that gives entrants the chance to win a free one-night stay in a luxurious geodesic dome near Bend, Oregon, on Sunday, August 20, “eclipse eve,” and take a ride the next morning in a private jet that will carry the lucky winner (and one guest) above the clouds to maximize eclipse viewing time and visibility, see the reflection of the eclipse on the clouds below, and be one of an extremely exclusive group of people to witness the crossing of the eclipse from the Pacific Ocean onto land.

The two guests will also have the chance throughout their stay to interact with two National Geographic Explorers. World-renowned scientist Dr. Jedidah Isler, the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale University, will act as the base camp host and “share insights about the sun, moon and stars beyond” over a dinner under the stars. Babak Tafreshi, a photographer and science journalist, will also be on hand to “lead guests through a workshop on how to make the eclipse moment last a lifetime with National Geographic-worthy photos.” The dome’s listing warns contest hopefuls that a “digital detox” will be enforced and recommends that you don’t try to teach the acclaimed and very knowledgeable Isler how to find the Big Dipper.

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If you’re not the incredibly lucky winner of the contest and unable to travel to the path of totality—a diagonal line across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina—”you will still enjoy a partial eclipse of at least 60-70 percent.” No matter where you are on August 21, you can check out the eclipse’s ETA with a handy app from Vox to achieve peak viewing in your neck of the woods. (article content credit: by Andrea Park, August 1, 2017, www.cntraveler.com, Conde Nast Traveler).   ————–
As a long-time RF supplier to NASA and the ARISS, many of the Coaxicom staff members are also avid astronomy enthusiasts and have been gearing up for August 21st for months. Located in Stuart. Florida, Coaxicom is not ideally positioned for the best view, so a couple of the RF engineers and machinists are headed north to witness the big event that won’t be happening again until 2024. Over the past 3 decades, Coaxicom has proudly served Customers in industries including the US military, aerospace, medical, instrumentation, defense, telecom, alternative energy and more. As an U.S. manufacturer, Coaxicom is always committed to providing outstanding service, value and quality. Coaxicom also offers world-class manufacturing capabilities necessary to deliver the quality and reliability our customers demand including Military specifications MIL-PRF 39012, MIL-A 55339, MIL-C-83517, and MIL-STD-348 as applicable.
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