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Changing plans – lessons from Wile E. Coyote

I’ve been feeling a lot like Wile E. Coyote lately. Clever and creative in his planning to achieve his one goal – to get the bird – his plans would backfire spectacularly in the execution. I’d like to think my plans are a little sounder than Wile E’s plans. Unlike him, however, I’m facing one […]

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The Tour – Expressions of Interest

    It’s official.  I am now taking ‘Expressions of Interest‘ from communities that would like to be included in my Being in the Shadow Path of Totality Tour. The tour is expected to commence in April in South Carolina, and end in July in Oregon – final dates will be confirmed at the end […]

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How many visitors will come for the eclipse?

As an expert eclipse planning consultant, the most common question I get asked is this – how many people will come to our region for the eclipse? This is a question that is very difficult to predict with any accuracy. It depends on so many factors – including location along the path, proximity to the […]

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Total eclipse outreach: managing the hype

Recently, there was much to-do about the supermoon.  In a way, it was great, as people started talking about the moon, and many made a point of going outside to view our closest celestial body.   Images like the one above – taken with a telephoto lens capturing the moon illusion – are gorgeous and captivating, […]

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Eclipse chasers and Countdowns

As an eclipse chaser, I plan ahead and know where I will be on specific dates a few years in advance. This means that I am always on ‘eclipse countdown’, using eclipse maps as a scaffold for my future. This may seem rather geeky, but I think it’s rather cool and it also is quite […]

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Top 10 madness that is the new year

  You cannot open a newspaper, read a magazine or go online lately without seeing a list of ‘top 10’ things to do or places to go this year. What was especially noticeable this year was the presence of ‘seeing a total solar eclipse’ on most of these lists.   I can’t recall any other time […]

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Researching eclipse weather using Citizen Science

One of the concerns about the up-and-coming total solar eclipse is the weather experienced along the path of totality during the month of March.  Existing weather statistics for the Faroe Islands taken from Vagar Airport collected over the past 20 years show that there is a high occurrence of cloud in March, and a high […]

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