NPR-WAMU just ran a piece on eclipse chasers, featuring professional astronomers like Fred Espenak and Jay Pasachoff, as well as an amateur from Brookland (me) as I was working at the CCCC on building a collapsible scope to take to Wyoming for the event.

Here's a link:
http://wamu.org/story/17/08/08/meet-eclipse-chasers-following-moons-shadow-addiction/

And no, I'm not an addict. It's just the most amazing natural phenomenon I've ever experienced.

Here are some pix of my project, which is far from being finished:

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