Upcoming Events


May 24 2017

June 10 2017

July 28 2017

Aug 16 2017

Aug 18-23 2017

Jackson, WY

Belfast, UK

Cork, Ireland

Casper, WY

Teton Village, WY

24 May 2017 – Web Presentation


Location: Jackson, WY

The Town of Jackson and Teton County, Wyoming are collaborating to streamline support functions and lessen community impact of increased visitors during August 21, 2017s Total Solar Eclipse.

County- wide education and sharing of essential information from key locations, businesses and community stakeholders will help drive awareness and any aid needed for a successful natural event. Teton Eclipse’s Total Community Event on May 24, 2017 facilitates a free, public stage bringing together government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals for collective planning, preparation, conduct and recovery for this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence…

June 2017 – Book Launch


Location: Belfast, UK

Book launch party!!  Date to be confirmed. Help me celebrate the launch of my third book Being in the Shadow: Stories of the first time total eclipse experience. I’m currently planning to deliver a presentation about the up-coming eclipse in 2017, followed by a celebration of the launch of my third book. DETAILS NOT YET CONFIRMED – watch this space

28 July 2017 -Space University – Web Presentation


Location: Cork, Ireland

Space is coming to Ireland! Commencing on 26th June until 25th August 2017 Cork Institute of Technology, CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory and Ireland will play host to the International Space University’s exciting Space Studies Program (SSP). This intense and unique program will gather over 100 of the world’s future space leaders from over 30 different countries for an educational experience like no other.

16 August 2017 – AstroCon


Location: Casper, WY

To help celebrate the total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21st, 2017, the Astronomical League will hold its annual national convention in the days leading up to the event. Casper Wyoming will host the conference as the eclipse path goes right through the city.
The Astronomical League was organized on November 15, 1946 under the leadership of Dr. Harlow Shapley. At present, the Astronomical League is a federation of 280+ astronomical societies throughout the United States and several foreign countries. It is one of the largest general astronomical organizations in the world.

National Conventions take place yearly in various locations throughout the country over a four-day period starting on Wednesday and ending with an awards banquet on Saturday. There are lectures/presentations and workshops scheduled mornings and afternoons each day, astronomy related tours of nearby facilities, and a vendor area. These conventions provide a unique opportunity for professional astronomers to intermingle with knowledgeable amateurs; gathering together to learn from each other and exchange ideas.

ASTROCON 2017 (Astronomical Convention) will be held at the Parkway Plaza Hotel Convention Centre in Casper, Wyoming, Wednesday, August 16th through Saturday, August 19th, 2017. In addition to the lectures/presentations and workshops, are social events: the Star-B-Q and Gala Awards Banquet including a special keynote speaker. Well-known vendors will also be on hand to display a multitude of astronomical products and provide expert advice.

The public will be invited to visit the vendor displays the full length of the convention. Vendor representatives and other astronomy enthusiasts will be available to answer questions on many astronomical topics, especially how to best experience a total eclipse of the sun.

18-23 August 2017 -Tour Leading – The Independent Traveller


Location: Teton Village, WY

We are offering Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for wildlife and exquisite nature, coupled with professional input from local astronomers and Dr Kate Russo. Add to that, 5* luxury resort accommodation and you have an unbeatable combination. NOTE: THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT.