How Can I Help?

As a trusted consultant and a leading authority, I offer various services, including individual consultations, workshops, presentations, community engagement, and media engagement.   

How can I be of help to you?

Dr Kate Russo, media, eclipse chaser

Request a joint radio or TV interview

Wanting to do a local radio or TV interview to raise awareness about the eclipse in your community?  Consider bringing me along (via zoom) for a joint interview for greater reach and engagement.

I can talk passionately about the eclipse, the totality experience, and eclipse planning.  This leaves you to talk in detail about what you know best – your community, what you are planning, and what is being offered. Less scary, much more fun.

Book me as a speaker for your event 

I am a passionate and confident speaker. I can tailor presentations to suit your needs and audience. My talks are suitable for public, private and corporate events.

My most requested presentations before every eclipse:

Preparing your community for an eclipse – everything you need to know (Stakeholder version, and Community version)

Life as an eclipse chaser – an insight into this geeky sounding obsession

The experience of totality – delving deep into the unknown and exploring what it is like being in the shadow

Preparing for totality – A no-nonsense guide for eclipse virgins living within and outside of the path

Bring me in for an event 

Events are a great way to build excitement about the eclipse, and can generate a lot of media interest.  Over the years, I have engaged audiences through a range of events. For example, I have done informal meet-and-greets and information sessions at markets, cafes, restaurants, hotels, libraries, parks, and even breweries.  More formal events have included seminars, day conferences, school talks, workshops, corporate networking, and stargazing evenings.

I have also done bespoke private events where book signings and private gatherings are part of a unique experience with exclusive access.

Get in touch to explore ideas on how to create some eclipse buzz.

Book signing and author events


I believe my third book Being in the Shadow: Stories of the First Time Eclipse Experience. is of great interest to those living within the path of totality, and anyone outside who is curious about whether they should travel into the path for the eclipse. I am happy to discuss options for book signings, library talks, and author discussions for public or private events. Let’s get creative!

I also welcome invites to participate in virtual book club discussions about my books to generate interest in the eclipse.

Signed copies of my books are available as special gifts, and are a great way of promoting the eclipse in your region. Get in touch if you are a business and would like to talk about opportunities for bulk book orders for promotional marketing.


My preferred method of initial contact is via email at – feel free to email direct or use the form below. I check my emails daily.

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