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.
by Don Ficken, St. Louis Eclipse Task Force
Our St. Louis Eclipse Task Force was contacted by the North American Sundial Society who wanted information about where their members might see the eclipse while they are in St. Louis for their 2017 annual conference. Don Synder, retired Washington University Professor and a St. Louis member of the society, explained that NAAS scheduled their conference in St. Louis specifically so members could see the eclipse. Don expects about 40 members to participate in the annual conference. They plan to charter a bus to visit the location they choose. They have already contacted St. Louis County Parks, Cahokia Mounds and YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO. The society plans to make their decision in the next few months.