What a thrill it was to host more than 1,000 people at the Festival! Attendees included 139 Oregon families, 73 from California, 55 from Washington, and families from Maryland, Massachussetts, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont. Canada and Italy were also represented.
We are grateful to our speaker, former astronaut Jim Wetherbee, for sharing his experience as a Space Shuttle commander, and to the volunteers who made the event possible.
Our partners -- Culver School District, High Desert Museum, Central Oregon STEM Hub, and Oregon Observatory at Sunriver -- join OSU-Cascades in thanking attendees for spending the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse with us.
"Thank you ... for a memory of a lifetime! It's is hard to capture in words the many elements that wove together to create Eclipse magic."
- The Morelli's, San Jose, CA
"Everything about it was superb: the high level of organization, the gorgeous green grass field, the friendly and enthusiastic astronomy educators, and the fun events."
- Garamfalvi Family, Bellevue, WA
"We were so lucky to have found this festival, and are grateful to all the staff and volunteers who made it happen."
- Louise McGeown, Pleasanton, CA
"I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to make such an indelible memory for my family. Such a well-organized event."
- Mini Sharma-Ogle, Portland, OR
The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few moments (Washington Post, Aug. 21, 2017)
Improvising, waking up and counting down in the high desert (Washington Post, Aug. 21, 2017)
Tips for the Eclipse (Bend Bulletin, Aug. 5, 2017)
OSU-Cascades faculty and students, as well as employees at the High Desert Museum suggested songs for our event playlist, which was put together by a volunteer.