Media Invitation: Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience in Madras, Oregon

What: Lowell Observatory invites members of the media to attend the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience (LOSEE), a two-day event celebrating the August 21 total solar eclipse.

When: LOSEE will take place on August 20 and 21, 2017.

Where: The Lowell Observatory Eclipse Expedition will take place at the Madras High School football field and adjoining Performing Arts Center in Madras, Oregon.

Event Description: This will be the first total solar eclipse to stretch across the United States, from the Pacific to Atlantic oceans, since 1918. To celebrate, Lowell Observatory astronomers and educators are hosting this two-day, education-focused event that includes presentations by astronomers and a star party on the evening of August 21, and eclipse viewing, science demonstrations, and astronomer presentations on August 21. Plus, the Science Channel will be broadcasting live from our event to its worldwide network of tens of millions of followers on television, social media, and its website.

Complimentary Press Registration: Lowell Observatory offers complimentary press registration to working journalists, broadcasters, PIOs, and other media professionals. While press registration is available at the event, we recommend pre-registering. This will not only allow us to better plan, but also gives you the opportunity to receive relevant information that we will periodically share up until eclipse day.

To register contact Molly Baker via email at

By Kevin Schindler, Lowell Observatory Historian

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