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Our St. Louis Task Force

The St. Louis Eclipse Task force has been working since 2014 to raise awareness of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.  Our task force includes leaders from over 100 organizations such as schools, cities, parks, associations and businesses.  In 2016, we delivered more than 100 programs to area schools, libraries, cities, parks and business to raise awareness of this historic event which has not happened in St. Louis since the year 1442.

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Solar Glasses for Kids

More than 200 schools have already applied.

  • Apply for FREE glasses for your school! 
  • Donate to help us buy more solar glasses!

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Our Solar Eclipse Expo

Our June 17, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Expo is designed to showcase our St. Louis area plans for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. The expo will be held at Greensfelder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park located in Ballwin, MO.  The auditorium has 20,000 square feet of exhibit space which will be used to feature more than 50 exhibits by cities, towns, parks and schools, presentations by eclipse experts and activities for children.  Doors open at 10:00 am and close at 5:00 pm. You can attend for FREE if you pre-register.

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Other cities have already experienced such a solar eclipse and estimates of thousands of tourists visiting their region are quite common.

2008 Eclipse

In a remote part of China, "tens of thousands" of tourist gathered for an eclipse in 2008.

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2012 Eclipse

In 2012, a Total Eclipse in far-away Queensland Australia saw more than 50,000 people visit the region for an early morning eclipse. The local tourism head predicted the economic impact would amount to more than $75 million dollars (AU). 

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Closer to home, southern Utah saw more than 40,000 people visit their region for the purpose of viewing the 2012 eclipse:

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Eclipse Meeting in St. Louis

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