Reflections on my 14th Total Solar Eclipse Chase

  Many years ago, I decided that the ideal place to experience the 2024 total solar eclipse was Mexico, with climate records indicating the best chances of clear skies for that time of year. However, as a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force, I was committed to viewing within the […]

April 11, 2024 0 comment
Australian eclipse quintet

If you are—or would like to be—an eclipse chaser, prepare yourself for a choice of FIVE total solar eclipses in Australia over the next 15 years. A total solar eclipse will be visible from mainland Australia in 2023, 2028, 2030, 2037, and 2038. With an estimated two in every three Australians living near the capital […]

June 30, 2022 0 comment
An Antarctica flight into totality

Some say the number 13 is unlucky. I’m not one to believe in superstition, but I must say there feels as if something has been stopping me from successfully chasing my 13th total solar eclipse. Travel restrictions stopped me and most of my international eclipse community from chasing totality in December 2020 in Argentina / […]

June 4, 2021 0 comment
Community Eclipse Planning – Zoom workshop 9-10 April 2021

  I’ve been chasing total eclipses for over 20 years. While waiting for each chase, I usually channel my energies into community eclipse planning and working behind-the-scenes on projects for future eclipses. Despite living in Australia, I am a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force, which is the key supporting […]

March 30, 2021 0 comment
2020 – The one we had to learn to let go

As an eclipse chaser, I spend my time counting down the days, hours and minutes to the next time I can be in the Moon’s shadow. It is an incredibly important part of my life, and in many ways eclipses have become a more meaningful marker of time for me than calendar years. I know […]

December 8, 2020 0 comment
Totality 2020: Tour Announcement

  I have some exciting news! My 2020 tour in collaboration with The Independent Traveller is now finalised. This will be my third eclipse tour with The Independent Traveller. After our incredible experience of totality in Wyoming in August 2017, we are again offering something special and unique in astronomy travel, suitable for both new […]

March 11, 2018 0 comment