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An Antarctica flight into totality

Some say the number 13 is unlucky.  I’m not one to believe in superstition, but I must say there feels as if something has been stopping me from successfully chasing my 13th total solar eclipse. Travel restrictions stopped me and most of my international eclipse community from chasing totality in December 2020 in Argentina / […]

June 4, 2021 0 comment
Community Eclipse Planning – Zoom workshop 9-10 April 2021

  I’ve been chasing total eclipses for over 20 years.  While waiting for each chase, I usually channel my energies into community eclipse planning and working behind-the-scenes on projects for future eclipses. Despite living in Australia, I am a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force, which is the key supporting […]

March 30, 2021 0 comment
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 […]

December 8, 2020 0 comment
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 […]

March 11, 2018 0 comment
On becoming an author

Today is a very special day.  Being in the Shadow:  Stories of the First-Time Eclipse Experience – my third book – has just been published.  It has been quite the journey, and I wanted to share a little personal back story into how I switched from being an academic to becoming an author. I will rewind […]

June 8, 2017 0 comment
The Path of Totality 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 […]

January 5, 2017 7 Comments
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 […]

December 6, 2016 0 comment