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Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop, April 8-9, 2022, Virtually Anywhere
April 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - April 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT$20
Help us get ready for the 2023 and 2024 North American solar eclipses! If you’re a solar eclipse enthusiast with an organizational bent, you'll want to join us at a virtual planning workshop to be held on April 8–9, 2022.
North America will soon be treated to two major solar eclipses, when the Sun, Moon, and Earth align. On both occasions, nearly everyone in the Americas will have at least a partial solar eclipse. On April 8, 2024, the Sun will be blotted out of the sky for many excited viewers in North America. What's more, six months earlier, on October 14, 2023, the new Moon will partially cover the solar disk leaving a ring of the Sun’s fire peeping out from behind in what’s known as an annular eclipse.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force invites you to join us for a virtual eclipse-planning workshop to be held Friday–Saturday, April 8–9, 2022, online via Zoom. This event will bring together astronomers, educators, local and state officials, and others involved (or wanting to become involved) in preparing their communities for the 2023 and 2024 North American solar eclipses. Each day’s program will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT (12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT).
The workshop will feature talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions on strategies for eclipse-related engagement. Several sessions will focus on best practices in eclipse-related formal and informal education and public outreach, including effective ways to reach underserved and indigenous populations. Newcomers to eclipse planning will learn about the 2023 and 2024 eclipses and about appropriate resources to help their communities prepare for them.
How to Register
Advance registration is required; the fee is $20. If you cannot afford to pay, email the AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force to explain your situation, and we’ll consider granting a fee waiver.
Click the link below to register and pay your $20 fee. (If you are not a member of the AAS and don’t already have an account with us, you will need to create one — but you do not have to join the Society in the process.) You’ll then receive two emails: (1) a receipt from [email protected] with the subject “American Astronomical Society - Order Confirmation” and (2) a message from [email protected] with the subject “Eclipse Planning Workshop: More Information.” If you don’t see these emails in your in-box, check your spam/junk folder.