Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024

Eclipse Outreach Kit

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The Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas wishes to partner and participate with individuals, groups, schools, towns, and all forms of organizations to celebrate the 2024 total solar eclipse. This majestic celestial event will be, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is certain to inspire wonder about our place in the universe. We in North Texas are fortunate to sit on the path of totality, and with this opportunity we will provide education to whoever desires it.

Within this outreach kit, you will find in-depth information and ample resources to help you have a successful total solar eclipse viewing.

If you have questions about any of the content provided, or require further information regarding the science of eclipses, safety, or planned events, please feel free to reach out to us at info@texasastro.org, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on our club’s events, news, and general membership meetings. And of course you can become a member of TAS at texasastro.org.

The TAS Eclipse Committee

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Doing Outreach

Clck Links for interesting You Tube Videos concerning Public Outreach

Growth Mindset: Scientists keep learning all the time - so can your visitors! These simple adjustments to our language can encourage ongoing learning.

“A mindset is an established set of attitudes and beliefs that we hold.” - C. S. Dweck

Biases & Micro Messages: How do we show visitors to our events that they are welcome? Small actions can move a person from feeling excluded to welcomed. See how to make your visitors feel included with these simple tips.

Representation Matters: There are so many women and people from other groups underrepresented in science who have contributed to our understanding of the Universe. Why not tell one of these stories the next time you are sharing the sky?

Asking & Answering Questions: As science communicators and educators, we get asked a lot of questions. So, it might feel easier to answer questions than to ask them. Both can be useful. This video illustrates how ASKING questions can create a more engaging experience for your visitors. Instead of being the "sage on the stage" you can be the "guide on the side" with this simple technique.

Misconceptions: How can we gently respond to misconceptions so that visitors are encouraged to keep exploring?

North American Nebulas

North American Nebula


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About the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas

The Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas was chartered in 1955 to promote interest and research in astronomy, and to give instruction in the science of astronomy and related disciplines. Membership is open to anyone having an interest in astronomy and related subjects and includes benefits such as a our monthly newsletter, discounts to the top astronomy magazines, access to our dark sky observing site and many more.

Our annual membership dues are very reasonable and can be paid on-line using the PayPal link listed below. Membership is open to anyone having an interest in Astronomy and the night sky.

Please visit the Club Information section for more on TAS.

New members can download the New Members Handbook from the Members Only Section of the website.

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The Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas is a Member Society of the Astronomical League, and is an active participant in the Southwest Region of the Astronomical League

The Astronomical League is a federation of astronomy clubs with member societies nationwide. The Astronomical League is the World's Largest Federation of Amateur Astronomers.

The Southwest Region of the Astronomical League consists of 28 member societies of the Astronomical League in the states of Texas, New Mexico and western Oklahoma.