Gazing Into Totality: How to Prep for an Eclipse w/ Dr. Kate Russo - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Gazing Into Totality: How to Prep for an Eclipse w/ Dr. Kate Russo

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Wed, Mar 6, 2024
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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What We’ll Do

On April 8th, a trail of darkness will sweep across North America as the Moon completely blocks the light of the Sun. This path of totality will touch parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada, causing darkness to fall during the day. Whether you'll be in the path of totality or not this April, if you want to properly experience this celestial phenomenon, you need to be prepared!

Dr. Kate Russo is an umbraphile who has been chasing eclipses for more than two decades. In this live, virtual experience, Dr. Kate, will share her excitement and passion about the totality experience and how you can be part of the solar eclipse fun no matter where you are.

Drawing from her own experiences and research insights, she will highlight how you can prepare for the greatest show on earth!

Flaunt your new expertise at Atlas Obscura's Ecliptic Festival, our celebration of the Great North American Eclipse on April 5th - 8th 2024. At this four-day event in Hot Springs, Arkansas, you can put Dr. Kate's tips to use and experience totality as well as a stacked line-up of music, fascinating speakers, and exciting activities for all ages.

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About Your Host
Dr. Kate Russo
Dr. Kate Russo

Dr. Kate Russo is an Author, Psychologist, and Eclipse Chaser; and Founder of Being in the Shadow. Kate has now seen 13 total solar eclipses from 11 countries in her 24 years of chasing and will be an eclipse chaser for life. She has published three books on the experience of totality, leads niche eclipse tours, and is in demand in the media and as a speaker due to her passionate sharing of the awe and wonder of totality. She also plays a leadership role in helping communities prepare for totality. 

What Else You Should Know

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Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

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