Celebrating the 2017 Great American Eclipse:
Lessons Learned from the Path of Totality
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2019, 527 pp., Hardcover, $88.00. www.aspbooks.org
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon passed across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina, providing millions of people their first opportunity to see a total solar eclipse. It was the first time in a generation that a total eclipse was visible from the continental United States and the first time since 1918 that one crossed the entire continent. This volume contains the collected wisdom, experience, and suggestions from hundreds of scientists, educators, event planners, and outreach specialists, documenting knowledge gained during the 2017 eclipse. In this book, readers will learn about how to plan eclipse events, how to reach marginalized communities, what kinds of events work best away from the center line, how to make simple scientific measurements with students, which activities work well with children, how to avoid potential pitfalls in public eclipse viewing, and much more.