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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 […]

December 6, 2016 0 comment
Why I help communities prepare for the total solar eclipse

  When a total eclipse occurs in your community, residents and visitors alike will remember it for a lifetime. Having been involved in community eclipse planning for several years now, both within my own community in Australia in 2012, and then as the Eclipse Consultant in the Faroe Islands for 2015, I know from personal […]

November 30, 2016 0 comment
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, […]

November 21, 2016 4 Comments
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 […]

August 21, 2015 0 comment
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 […]

January 11, 2015 0 comment
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 […]

December 24, 2014 1 Comment
Planning for 2015 – Part Two

Earlier in March 2014 I revisited the Faroe Islands.  This was a practice run for the Total Eclipse of 2015.  I wanted to see first hand what the weather would be like, and what challenges needed to be overcome for the eclipse. Visiting in March reminded me of that Norwegian saying that there is no […]

October 5, 2014 0 comment
Planning for 2015 – Part One

  I recently have partnered with The Independent Traveller and am now leading the Eclipse Tour to the Faroe Islands in 2015.  We went recently to explore the islands, to identify several potential eclipse viewing sites, and the many other logistical things that are required when finalising a tour.  I find the islands a fascinating […]

October 16, 2013 0 comment