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Taking the Kids -- to the solar eclipse in the Smoky Mountains

Taking the Kids -- to the solar eclipse in the Smoky Mountains

Where are you taking the kids on Aug. 21?

We're not talking about taking them to the first day of kindergarten, high school or to college, or even on a last-gasp summer getaway before that special school year starts.

No, we're talking about a different kind of milestone, but one equally memorable -- the 2017 total solar eclipse, something that happens only rarely in this country. It's an event they'll remember all their lives, and should be good for many science projects to come.

This is the first time in 99 years a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, NASA reports.

In case you need to brush up on your astronomy, a total...