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Planning for the 2017 Eclipse


21 - 22 August 2014


Columbia, MO


Shadia Habbal

The totality path for the solar eclipse of 21 August 2017 will cross the continental United States, and will offer fantastic scientific and public outreach opportunities for the US solar physics community. Along the path of totality, the University of Missouri lies near the point of longest duration; about 35,000 students will witness totality here at lunch on the first day of classes for the fall 2017 semester.

We are happy to announce that the NSF has sponsored a second Eclipse Planning Workshop, which will be held soon, on 21-22 August 2014 at the campus of the University of Missouri, in Columbia, MO. The workshop will feature speakers from the scientific, education and public outreach, and amateur astronomy community; in addition to talks, several brainstorming sessions will be held to develop ideas.

Details of the two-day workshop will be posted on the web ( and those interested in attending should contact Shadia Habbal ( or Matt Penn (