1 September 2022

Registration Is Open for October Solar Eclipse Workshop in Rochester & Online

Richard Fienberg

Richard Fienberg American Astronomical Society

Rochester Eclipse PosterThe AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force will host a solar eclipse planning workshop Friday and Saturday, 21-22 October 2022, at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Workshop theme: “Preparing Your Community for the Coming Solar Eclipses.”

Registration is now open! This will be a hybrid workshop, accommodating both in-person and remote/virtual attendees. The AAS requires that all in-person attendees be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Space is limited, so register as early as you can.

  • In-person registration rate: $150
  • Virtual registration rate: $25
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Register for the Workshop

This workshop is for everyone involved (or wanting to become involved) in preparing their community for the October 2023 and/or April 2024 North American solar eclipses, whether on or off the eclipse path(s).

We’re organizing the workshop around three broad topics:

  1. What to tell people and how to tell them effectively
  2. Getting down to the business of preparing your community
  3. Meeting the different needs of different audiences

Whether you’re already working on plans for the coming eclipses or haven’t yet begun, this workshop will provide you with practical, actionable advice and information to help ensure successful and inspiring engagement with the coming eclipses.

Our colleagues at the RMSC have arranged for blocks of discounted rooms at the Strathallan Rochester Hotel & Spa and the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown, both of which are within walking distance of the workshop. See our workshop page for instructions on booking a room at the special rate and for updates on the workshop program.

Eclipse Map
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. Map courtesy Michael Zeiler, GreatAmericanEclipse.com.