What's On

The excitement is building for total solar eclipse on August 21, and AWB has plenty to share.  As the Moon's dark shadow races across North America from coast to coast for the first time in almost a century, hundreds of millions of people will have the opportunity to experience this most stunning of skywatching events.  Join AWB president and founder, and dedicated eclipse chaser, Mike Simmons, and AWB Communications Manager and National Geographic columnist Andrew Fazekas, for our Facebook Live episodes on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 5 at 1600UT, 12 pm EDT, 9 am PDT. They'll be joined by eclipse experts who will answer your questions about solar eclipses - science and education opportunities, what to expect, and how to get the most from this unforgettable experience.


Eclipse viewing campsites available!

If you waited too long to make plans for the total solar eclipse, you'll want to see what AWB's Facebook Live Eclipse Series sponsor has available. 400 camp sites and 30 RV sites with hook-ups on a hilltop 10 acre ranch in the path of totality in central Oregon! Opportunities like this are EXTREMELY rare this late for well-attended eclipses like this one.


Sonrise Ranch is a Christian family-themed facility that's throwing its doors open to everyone for this historic event. Entertainment and speakers are offered. Or just enjoy the beautiful location. There are plenty of choices for eclipse viewing sites on the 10 acre ranch. Prices are VERY reasonable compared to what others are charging at this late date. All proceeds support the ranch's owner, a charity that provides assistance to homeless men, women, and children, abused women, and others in need.


July 29 - The Eclipse Experience
Special guest Jay Pasachoff, one of the world's leading eclipse experts, will describe the latest on what scientists can learn from these rare events. We'll also talk about the how, where, and what of observing total solar eclipses, from doing science to taking in the whole experience.

Jay Pasachoff is the Fields Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, Massachusetts, a National Geographic explorer, and an avid solar eclipse chaser, having seen more than 60 solar eclipses of various types, and more than 30 total solar eclipse.

Mike Simmons has chased eclipses around the world, from aboard a ship in the Pacific to the peaks of the Andes.

 August 5 - Capturing the Solar Eclipse

Join AWB President Mike Simmons and AWB Communications Manager Andrew Fazekas aka The Night Sky Guy as they host special guest Alan Dyer, veteran eclipse chaser, AmazingSky photographer and author of new e-book 'How To Photograph the Solar Eclipse'. Find out tips and techniques on how to capture a photo of a solar eclipse.

No one who hasn't experience a total solar eclipse can really understand what it's like. In this episode, we answer the most common questions we get, and take questions from the public. We invite you to submit your questions during the LIVE show, or in advance via the form below, or via Twitter or Facebook.