ASP2021: A Virtual Conference
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM: Concurrent Session 7B: 1:55 pm PST (4:55 pm EST)
Planning for the Next Eclipse: Lessons Learned from 2017
Conference Strand: Getting Ready for Upcoming Eclipses – Lunar and Solar!
Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute
Rick Fienberg, American Astronomical Society
Rachel Freed, Institute for Student Astronomical Research (InStAR)
Laura Peticolas, Sonoma State University
Abstract of Session/Presentation: Join panelists as they share lessons learned from the Great American Eclipse of 2017. Professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts across the country planned to travel, photograph, and share the experience with others. S. Buxner will share broad lessons learned that were shared by hundreds of authors in the ASP proceeding of the 2017 eclipse. R. Fienberg will share work being done by the AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force to mitigate issues from 2017 including what may have caused lots of people to travel closer to the path but not into it and about the problems caused by a last-minute flood of fake/counterfeit solar viewers. R. Freed will talk about the value of getting closer to the centerline of the eclipse path for maximum viewing time as well as the ideas for connecting with more local people to share the lived experience and increase the over impact. L. Peticolas will share lessons learned while recruiting and training people to take photographs of the solar corona with their own equipment for the Eclipse Megamovie in 2017.