Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Workshop Prepares for Stunning Solar Eclipse on Central Oregon Coast in 2017

Published 07/19/2016 at 7:21 PM PDT - Updated 07/21/2016 at 3:21 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

a partial solar eclipse in recent years on Oregon

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – In August of next year, a stunning rarity will make serious waves across Oregon, and especially the coast. A total solar eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017, staying about ten seconds longer on the coast than inland Oregon. (Above: a partial solar eclipse in recent years on Oregon).

While that doesn't happen for more than a year, a group called Multiverse hosts an educational workshop titled "Eclipse Across America Awareness Tour" on the total solar eclipse in Lincoln City on August 2 – just a couple weeks away. Mutliverse is an earth and space science educational program from the University of California, Berkeley, and it will take over the Lincoln City Cultural Center on that day, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The last such total solar eclipse to wander across North America was in 1979. This one is already causing a huge stir, as Oregon will have some special aspects to its viewing. Many hotels, campgrounds and vacation rentals are already booked for August 21st, 2017, as thousands of "eclipse chasers" have chosen Lincoln City to be their viewing spot. Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the Oregon coast and witness the event.

This upcoming event is an opportunity to learn more about preparing for the total solar eclipse. The workshop in Lincoln City is just one stop in Multiverse's awareness tour to help communities prepare for the event.

One surprising aspect of the presentation is a focus on public impact of the eclipse, geared towards community leaders, fire and police departments, park rangers, business owners, librarians, teachers, and public service providers, as well as citizens. During the event, Multiverse will discuss the science and impact of next year's total solar eclipse as well as answer questions and concerns from the public.

"We want everyone to know about the natural wonder, scientific importance and social impact of viewing a live total solar eclipse,“ said Dr. Laura Peticolas, director of Multiverse. “It is truly a transformative, life-changing experience and we want to prepare people for that.”

During the workshop, Multiverse will also discuss their new citizen science project, the Eclipse Megamovie. This project, which is being proposed to the National Science Foundation, is an effort to recruit the help of citizens to document this rare event. The premise is simple; citizens are encouraged to take photos of the eclipse and submit them to a website, where the images will be compiled into a "Megamovie." Besides being used for entertainment, the images used for the Megamovie will be analyzed and studied by solar research scientists.

For more information about the Eclipse Across America Awareness Tour, contact Darlene Yan, Public Education Specialist for Multiverse, at 510-643-3936 or Darlene@ssl.berkeley.edu. The Lincoln City Cultural Center is at 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994. Where to stay for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

More on the area below and at the Lincoln City Virtual Tour, Map.







More About Lincoln City Lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, saut�ed scallops.
Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss
Pacific City, Oregon

 


 


Coastal Spotlight

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Oregon Coast Complete Fourth of July for 2017
Yachats events, Newport events, Lincoln City events, Pacific City events, Manzanita events, Cannon Beach events, Seaside events, Astoria events
Oregon Coast Under Heat Advisory; Inland Excessive Heat Watch
Even the upper half of the coast is under the heat advisory, as temps could be close to 90. Watch the waves as well
Nature Walks, Talks at Oregon Coast Beach Bill Party in Cannon Beach
A special beachwalk, along with speakers and a party on Thursday, July 6. Cannon Beach events
Summer Solstice Tomorrow: What It Means for Oregon, the Coast
For the Oregon coast, there is an added element of surprise. Weather, science
Oregon Coast History: Newport's Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and Trying Times
It's a stately if not tiny tidbit of Oregon coast history, having only been in operation for three years
Yachats State Recreation Area - Yachats, Oregon Coast Virtual Tour
Up against the bay, at the mouth of the Yachats River, lies the paved parking lot and beach access of the Yachats State Recreation Area. Kids, travel tips
Oregon Coast Summer, Events, Attractions, Science and Tourism Latest Summer News
Attractions - Events - Beaches - Stuff You Didn't Know. Discover Summer on the coast, including updated news and events
Cape Kiwanda, Oregon Coast: Complete Travel, Guide, Info
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area full guide. Scenery, history, attractions, hiking, viewpoints, dune, geology. Pacific City, travel tips

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted