We have an amazing team of Internationally Recognized Team Members from all around the world. These Scholars, Educators, Astronomers, Photographers, Writers and Filmmakers are all accomplished Eclipse Chasers who collectively have traveled to the far corners of Planet Earth and have witnessed many Solar and Lunar Eclipses. Please stay tuned for an update with additional team members and biographical details.
Mark Liston Bender - Filmmaker, Professional Adventurer, and Educator. Mark travels the world following the total eclipse of the sun --and other rare opticals. Mark was the Writer and Director for the 2010 Nat Geo Special: Easter Island Eclipse - @eclipsewatcher - www.eclipsewatcher.com
Elizabeth (Betty) Buckley - Producer. Insatiably curious, passionate filmmaking partner in projects, especially those that inspire and compel social change. Fervent believer in the power of great story telling and the impact it can have on audiences. Emmy, Peabody, and Gracie award-winning producer. www.bcreative.tv
Jay Myron Pasachoff is an American astronomer. Pasachoff is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College and the author of textbooks and tradebooks in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and more. Jay, witness to over 56 eclipses, is known in eclipse circles as the Worlds Greatest Eclipse Chaser. http://astronomy.williams.edu/profile/jmp
Dr. Scott McIntosh - Director of the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) of the National Center for Atmospheric research (NCAR) located in Boulder, Colorado. Scott’s primary field of research lies in the understanding of how magnetism, mass, and energy are transported from the Sun's convective interior to shape and fill the solar system in which we live.
Dr. Laura Peticolas - Scientist and educator with many years of experience in studying the aurora and in teaching physics to undergraduates, teachers, and the public. As the lead E/PO personnel of the THEMIS, ARTEMIS, Wind, and STEREO-IMPACT missions, she leverages efforts from multiple NASA missions that are studying everything from the Sun to auroras. http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/whoweare.html
Fred Espenak - NASA retired emeritus American astrophysicist. He worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Fred is best known for his work on eclipse predictions. Often called "Mr. Eclipse."
Dr. Hugh Hudson - Honorary research astrophysicist, University of Glasgow. Dr. Hudson's key research now centers on observations of solar X-rays and flare physics. In addition, Dr. Hudson also works on solar global structure topics, mainly via RHESSI data. Currently editing the RHESSI Science Nuggets.
James McClean - A very accomplished eclipse chaser, having traveled around the world, notably to Easter Island in 2010 for the total solar eclipse. James, a photographer and a professional Alaska Aurora Tour Guide by trade, also helped in the building of Sweden’s famous “ice hotel."
Leslie Kothmann - Leslie is a native Texan. She is a Bible Scholar, historical researcher, artist and writer. Her interest in the historical perspective of astronomy throughout the ages has significant influence for documentary research.
Massimo Russo - Astronomer. A native Italian, Massimo is a well known astronomer, uniquely owning his own observatory in the hills above his home in Reggo Calabria. A global eclipse chaser since 1999, Massimo is also an organic farmer who produces fabulous strawberries.
Xavier Jubier - Digital cartographer. A native of Paris, Xavier is well known in the eclipse community for his maps and is responsible for the amazing interactive Google Eclipse maps which can be found on his website. A pioneer in airborne eclipse observations, he was responsible for the successful navigation of the historic flight into the Bermuda Triangle to photograph the Hybrid eclipse there in 2015.
David Byrne - Cinematographer. Based in Scotland and London, Dave is a native of Clyde Bank, Scotland. Dave is a DP and a camera operator for feature films, commercial films, and television projects. David has traveled the world as an eclipse chaser, and was recently blessed with seeing the total eclipse from a site on the Faroe Islands.
Eugene Simor is the founder of Alamo Beer, San Antonio, Texas and was instrumental in the success of the the spectacular expedition to West Texas and the witnessing of the sunset annular eclipse that took place south west of Lubbock TX. Eugene had the foresight to understand that the best location for this event was going to be at "Sundown, TX". Yes, an annular eclipse at sunset witnessed at Sundown Texas! What could have been more appropriate? I guess the OIL WELL pumping in the foreground maybe! Brilliant! And yes, his beer is awesome too!
Andrias Højgaard Joensen is a brilliant young astrophotographer from the Faroe Islands. Andrias was instrumental to the success of the historicIndonesia Camera Array experiment as the operator of Camera One on Mare island.