Solar Eclipse 2017 Murray State University

MSU Hopkinsville Regional Campus

5305 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

2017 Solar Eclipse: Be at the center of the point of greatest eclipse at the Murray State University (MSU) campus in Hopkinsville, Kentucky!

Murray State University will host passenger vehicles on Monday, August 21, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Hopkinsville campus for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Participants can purchase a paved parking lot space in the lot off of MSU Drive to the northwest of the Murray State Hopkinsville campus and east of the Breathitt Veterinary Center. Spaces are sold by the vehicle–load so the number of visitors per vehicle does not impact price. Only four-wheel passenger vehicles will be permitted.

Campus facilities will not be open to the public; however, onsite portable toilets will be available for participants.

Murray State’s campus offers easy access to the Pennyrile Parkway. With travel on Fort Campell Blvd (41-A), vehicles are strongly encouraged to enter from Fort Campbell Blvd (41-A) and to move to the parking location off of MSU Drive.

Access to property

In order to park, one must present a receipt for the parking space. A limited number of tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. Ticket price is $50 per passenger vehicle.

Visitor Conduct

MSU is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Alcohol is not permitted on campus. Obscene language and actions will not be tolerated. Clothing with any offensive or obscene material will result in denial of admission to campus or if already on grounds, possible confiscation and/or ejection. A shirt, shorts and shoes are required during your visit on our campus.

Release and Indemnity Agreement

It is understood and agreed that any person or entity purchasing a ticket, and that any person or entity gaining admission to Murray State University grounds as the result of the purchased ticket, do release and discharge the Released Parties from, and covenant not to sue the Released Parties with respect to, any and all present and future claims of whatever nature or kind, regardless of the basis therefor and including but not limited to any claim for injury to property or injury or death to person, arising from or related in any manner to participation in the Activity. The release, discharge, and covenant not to sue are intended to be as broad as allowed by law and to the extent allowed by law include any claim based upon negligence, including ordinary and gross negligence, on the part of the Released Parties.

Any person or entity purchasing a ticket agrees to defend the Released Parties against and to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from and with respect to any and all present and future claims of whatever nature or kind including but not limited to any claim for injury to property or injury or death to person, regardless of the basis therefor, asserted by any other person or entity gaining admission to Murray State grounds as the result of the ticket purchased by him, her, or it. The duty to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless is intended to be as broad as allowed by law and to the extent allowed by law includes any claim alleged or proven to arise from negligence, including ordinary and gross negligence, on the part of the Released Parties and includes all costs of litigation, including attorneys’ fees and fees of witnesses.

It is understood the Activity may be dangerous and there is risk of personal injury and death, that there may be grossly negligent behavior by others, and that medical care is not available. All persons gaining admission to Murray State grounds under the ticket purchased are engaging in the Activity voluntarily and for their own benefit and assume all risks in connection therewith including risk of severe damage to eyes and vision as a result of viewing the eclipse. It is understood that this Release and Indemnity Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the law of Kentucky and if any portion is held invalid the remainder will continue in full legal force and effect.

The Released Parties are Murray State University; Murray State University Board of Regents; all of its and their Regents, employees, or agents in their individual and official capacities; any and all other persons or entities whatsoever; and each of them. The Activity is accessing grounds of Murray State University to view the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

The person purchasing any ticket represents that he/she is 18 years of age or older. If any ticket is being purchased on behalf of another person or entity, or if any other person or entity will benefit from the ticket purchased, the person purchasing the ticket represents that he/she has the authority to bind the other person or entity to the terms hereof. Any minors must be supervised by an adult.

Monday, 21 August, 2017

Cost:

$50 per passenger vehicle

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