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The total solar eclipse of 21 August 2017 will sweep across the US continent for a 90-minute total duration. This eclipse will provide an unprecedented opportunity to conduct several important observations and unique public-outreach activities.

CANCELLATION NOTICE: The Eclipse 2017 workshop to be held in conjunction with the TESS conference ( in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1-2 May 2015 has been cancelled due to TESS scheduling changes. Our sincere apologies for those planning to attend this event. Planning is underway to hold the next workshop in August at a locality along the path of totality. Anyone interested in hosting a workshop, either the next one, or a future one, should contact Shadia Habbal ( as soon as possible.

The main goal of our workshops is to pursue the execution of the tasks needed to best prepare the public and the nation for this event. The activities identified by the tasks are driven by the collective and contagious enthusiasm of amateurs and professionals alike. We encourage whoever is interested in getting involved or to just learn more about the Eclipse 2017, to either contact us and/or attend the upcoming workshop.

Anyone interested in giving a talk should email Shadia Habbal ( and provide a title and short abstract/summary of the presentation. If you are interested in a leadership/organizational role in your local community, please let Shadia know as well. The different outcomes of the meeting will be recorded and distributed at the end of the workshop.

This is a huge community effort and everyone's input will be extremely valuable. If you are interested in becoming an active member of our Eclipse2017 group, your information can be added to our email list and google drive for ongoing discussions and document sharing by contacting Shadia Habbal (

Announcements of future workshops and information about planned outreach activities will be posted here. Anyone interested in hosting a future workshop should contact Shadia Habbal

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Links to reliable websites:
Great American Eclipse
Predictions for Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Click on the following image to see a poster describing the first planning workshop (2.4 MB JPEG):