Ordinary Meeting with Steve Russell
Guest Speaker: Steve Russell
Title: Lands of Ice and Snow
Abstract: After missing out on the Patagonian total solar eclipse in December 2020 due to border closures caused by COVID, I crossed my fingers and booked a cabin on a French cruise ship heading to Antarctica with a detour to the 2021 December 4 total solar eclipse. Amazingly, in spite of all of the COVID restrictions at the time, I was able to board the cruise and came back uninfected. In this talk, I’ll tell the saga of what was involved in the trip of a lifetime to see Antarctica and Patagonia, and the path of totality, and will present lots of photos.
Biography: Steve has been interested in astronomy since the days of the Apollo moon missions in the 1960s. He has been involved in several astronomical organisations, including the biennial NACAA convention. This was his 16th solar eclipse expedition.
An extended weekend of dark-sky observing (Thursday afternoon to Sunday lunchtime). ...