How Can I Help?

I have undertaken eclipse-related outreach activities in many countries around the world – including the UK, Ireland, Faroe Islands, Australia, Indonesia, and the U.S.  I love helping communities prepare for a total solar eclipse.

How can I be of help to you?

Dr Kate Russo, media, eclipse chaser

Media Interviews

I have extensive media experience and have had formal media training. I am happy to participate in interviews for articles, magazines, documentaries, radio, podcasts, news articles, etc. I am approachable, confident, relaxed, and flexible and will try to meet any reasonable deadline.

I can contribute an authoritative perspective on the total eclipse experience, from my own 20 year personal experience as an eclipse chaser having seen 12 total eclipses;  and also as a psychologist and researcher interviewing hundreds of other chasers and having published three books on the topic. I also have extensive experience guiding the process of community eclipse planning.

Interviews about the eclipse experience take time, so please request an interview only if you are needing something more than a basic soundbite.   I am available to be interviewed in person, by phone or Zoom and my current time-zone location is always updated in the footer.

Speaking

I am a passionate and confident speaker. I can tailor presentations to suit your needs and audience. My talks are suitable for public, private and corporate events.  

My most requested presentations before every eclipse:

Preparing your community for an eclipse – everything you need to know (Stakeholder version, and Community version)

Life as an eclipse chaser – an insight into this geeky sounding obsession

The experience of totality – delving deep into the unknown and exploring what it is like being in the shadow

Preparing for totality –  A no-nonsense guide for eclipse virgins living within and outside of the path

Dr Kate Russo, Brisbane Astronomical Society, Eclipse speaker

Personal Events to raise eclipse awareness 

Over the years I have done many events and activities to help build excitement about the eclipse within communities and also with stakeholders. These events have ranged from informal hang-out sessions at breweries, market stalls and cafes, to Q&A sessions in libraries, colleges, workplaces, hotels and restaurants.   I can also generate interest by taking part in radio interviews, and doing local tourism activities to generate media stories that keep the focus on the eclipse.

I have also done bespoke private events where book signings and private gatherings are part of a unique experience.

I’m always happy to explore how I can offer something personal and creative.  Get in touch if you would like me to visit your region to create some eclipse buzz!

Book launch, Dr Kate Russo, Total Addiction, Belfast

Book signing and author events

 

I believe my third book Being in the Shadow:  Stories of the First Time Eclipse Experience.  is of great interest to those living within the path of totality, and anyone outside who is curious about whether they should travel into the path for the eclipse.  I am happy to discuss options for book signings, library talks, and author discussions for public or private events.  Let’s get creative! 

I also welcome invites to participate in virtual book club discussions about my books to generate interest in the eclipse.  

Signed copies of my books are available as special gifts, and are a great way of promoting the eclipse in your region. Get in touch if you are a business and would like to talk about opportunities for bulk book orders for promotional marketing.

GET IN TOUCH

My preferred method of initial contact is via email at kate@beingintheshadow.com – feel free to email direct or use the form below.  I check my emails daily.  

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