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2 months 2 weeks ago #106678 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Just wondering where you will be on 21st August for the TSE ? I know a number of IAS members will be in Wyoming and Oregon.

Sara and myself will be based in eastern Wyoming.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #106679 by michaeloconnell
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Myself and Denise are flying into Denver and staying south of the eclipse path. We will drive into the eclipse path early in the morning. Glendo State Park looks ok and Guernsey State Park even better, albeit limited parking. Of course, if weather is iffy, we'll be mobile. Anywhere on the side of the road will do...
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2 months 2 weeks ago #106680 by Neill
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Good luck to all heading to the States. All being well, I will be down in Kerry at the Skellig Star Party. A small partial eclipse is visible from Ireland.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #106681 by flt158
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Valerie and I are travelling with an English astronomy firm called Astro Trails.
At present, they are recommending us to travel to the Grand Teton National Park west of the town of Riverton in western Wyoming. Riverton has a population of only 10,600 people. It is the most populated town in whole of Wyoming.

45 days to go to the eclipse!
This will be my 10th Total Solar Eclipse and Valerie's 8th.

Clear skies for August 21.

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2 months 1 week ago #106689 by johnflannery
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Hi everyone,

Hope all your plans are coming together nicely for August 21st total solar eclipse.

To start the countdown, I'm inviting everyone meet in Fitzgerald's Bar at O'Connell Bridge (Dublin) on Saturday, July 22nd from 6pm. It's a great spot, doesn't get over busy, and serves food up to 10pm. I picked that time because it accommodates anyone who wants to come along early and leave early.

Let me know if you can make it and I can contact Fitzgeralds to reserve a spot at the back of the pub.

The get-together is to meet fellow eclipse chasers, have a chat, and discuss any plans.

More details about Fitzgeralds at www.fitzgeraldsbar.ie/

A great series of pages on the eclipse at astroadventures.net/2017/USA/eclipse1.html (plus there's a link in the "More Info" box to a page on Eclipse Phenomena which describes what to look for). I wasn't able to view the pages on my tablet device but they open up fine on the laptop.

Good luck with your trip and clear skies on August 21st if you can't make to our pre-eclipse gathering. Keep us posted about your adventures in the shadow of the Moon once you get back.

John

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2 months 1 day ago #106697 by johnflannery
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Hi all,

One month to go to the eclipse!

I rang Fitzgeralds this morning and they have reserved a couple of tables for us right at the back of the pub for tomorrow night. When walking through, have a look at the wonderful barometer on the wall on the left about half-way along before you go up the couple of steps. I don't think it works but here's hoping it reads fair weather - or sunny even - on August 21st!

See you tomorrow any time after 6pm,

John

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1 month 3 weeks ago #106708 by PolluxChaser
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Hi John,
Anybody travelling to Oregon?
I will be renting an RV in San Francisco on the 15th and plan to settle in Madras from the 18th.
Weather there quite dry, high probability of clear skies, it's nearly time to start looking at the long range forecasts! My first eclipse and I will try to photograph with the help of Solar Eclipse Maestro.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #106709 by johnflannery
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Hi Conal,

I'll be in Madras also, arriving there on the 19th. There's a few more from Dublin heading there too as are about 40 from Cork Astronomy Club. The Cork group are taking a coach from Portland about 2am on the morning of the eclipse. I'll be in Madras from the 19th.

I get into San Francisco on the 12th as I've a sister there. Then flying to Portland on the 18th with my nephew. We are going to the Wings & Waves water park for a day, staying in McMenville overnight before driving to Madras. Lots of discussions in the Eclipse forum on cloudynights.com about the numbers expected in Oregon - certainly is a lot of interest in the event.

My number is 086 81 81 931 if you want to give me a shout,

John

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1 month 3 weeks ago #106711 by PolluxChaser
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Excellent news John, thanks I will text you closer to the time!
Will be great to meet up the day before.
Very entertaining link at cloudynights, will be a wild time for sure!
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1 month 2 weeks ago #106715 by johnflannery
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Great stuff Conal. I might get a U.S. SIM card on arrival ... if I do I'll post its number here or will PM you.

Am now driving early am from Portland on the 19th due to having some extra passengers.

Best of luck for your trip to the path of totality!

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1 month 1 week ago #106732 by flt158
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7 days to go -and I have just started to pack.
Lots of eclipse tee shirts are in the luggage;
eclipse glasses, binoculars + tripod.
It is getting rather exciting, isn't it?:woohoo:
We fly on Thursday.
Does anyone else have something to say?

Clear skies to all.

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1 month 1 week ago #106733 by Fermidox
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Bon voyage Aubrey, clear skies to you and all. We are apparently due a settled spell in Ireland next week so might catch a glimpse of the .12 mag partial from here, although just 5° above the horizon. Not sure which online facility I'll follow, but looking forward to your reports.
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1 month 6 days ago #106734 by flt158
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Hi Fermidox.
I always greatly enjoyed partial solar eclipses even back in the 1970's & 1980's.
I certainly wish you clear skies for next Monday over Limerick. : cheer:

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1 month 4 days ago #106735 by PolluxChaser
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I have arrived in Madras and have parked the RV in Madras County Fairgrounds.
Clear skies but plenty of wildfire smoke all around.
The crowds have yet to clog up the road network.......
Will start cleaning the camera lens in the morning!
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2 weeks 4 days ago #106748 by PolluxChaser
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Managed to snap a couple of shots with the 60D from Madras Oregon:
The last Northern Hemisphere total eclipse until August 2024 :(
Well worth the expense of going there, and impossible to reproduce the full experience of totality with a snapshot...
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3 days 13 hours ago - 3 days 13 hours ago #106756 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Great to see you saw the eclipse and got nice photos.

Now back from the extended expedition.

Sara, myself and the Becksonian Group (including Angela & Terry) had a great view under a totally clear sky at Guernsey State Park in Wyoming.

I was worried about the weather the day and night before, as the cloud forecast was very iffy. Was relieved that I did not have to do Plan B.

Did some quick and dirty processing of a couple of my eclipse pictures. See Variable Star Nights .

John
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