Michael Zeiler (left), of GreatAmericanEclipse.com chats with Charles Fulco about the path of the total solar eclipse August 21, 2017. // Michael E. Bakich
It's Thursday, June 9. I am in Carbondale, Illinois, for the fourth meeting of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Task Force, sponsored by the American Astronomical Society. My wife and I drove here from Milwaukee earlier today, a pleasant 6-hour road trip. A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about this conference and told you that talks on the first day would be free to the public. I hope some of you chose to come and I can meet you tomorrow. If you’re weren't able to attend, but you’d like to listen in to the talks, head here
The presentations, while all tying in to eclipses and the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse specifically, will cover a variety of subjects. Opening remarks begin at 9 a.m. CDT. I’ll be speaking in the late afternoon. This year, the talks are either 15 or 20 minutes long, so listen closely. There won’t be much fluff.