Spending yesterday and today at the *last* AAS eclipse 2017 workshop. These have been held all along the eclipse path, so we are in Columbia, South Carolina. A relatively small group, but lots of fun information. Yesterday there were educational presentations and some discussion about traffic. Today some fun presentations from Michael Zeiler / Ernie Wright with GIS mapping and visualization fun.
Funny bit from the hotel elevator: I was wearing the shirt designed for the Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky, a lovely retro 50s sci fi design by Tyler Nordgren. A gentleman looked, said “batman?” then looked again and commented that he thought I had a Batman shirt on, so I explained that it was a design celebrating the upcoming total solar eclipse. After a little more back and forth, we arrived at his floor. “Have a nice evening eclipse lady!”
I liked that!