East Kentucky Science Center Honored

East Kentucky Science Center Director Steve Russo and his staff were recently honored by Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton and the Prestonsburg City Council for their historic Solar Eclipse event.

The August 21, 2017 solar eclipse was the first total solar eclipse visible in North America since 1979.

The Science Center played host to over five-thousand guests who came from all over the state and even parts of Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

“This was a very unexpected honor” said Steve Russo. “My staff and I enjoyed being a part of this historic event.”

EKSC contains a 3000 square foot exhibit hall, a 40 seat classroom, and one of the most technologically advanced planetariums in the nation.

For information about scheduling your group to visit the East Kentucky Science Center call (606) 886- 8620.

Photo: Mayor Les Stapleton is pictured with Steve Russo, EKSC director following the presentation.

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