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2020 – The one we had to learn to let go

As an eclipse chaser, I spend my time counting down the days, hours and minutes to the next time I can be in the Moon’s shadow.  It is an incredibly important part of my life, and in many ways eclipses have become a more meaningful marker of time for me than calendar years.   I know […]

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Totality 2020: Tour Announcement

  I have some exciting news! My 2020 tour in collaboration with The Independent Traveller is now finalised. This will be my third eclipse tour with The Independent Traveller.  After our incredible experience of totality in Wyoming in August 2017, we are again offering something special and unique in astronomy travel, suitable for both new and experienced […]

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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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