by Larry Kane
I am starting the logistical work to put together an AAAP trip to view the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. While it seems to be an event far into the future, if we wait too long, there will be few choices available for us. Therefore I will put forth some options that are open to us now.
We are fortunate that our fellow AAAP member, and club historian, John Church has made some inquires on our behalf. His brother lives very close to the path of totality in Oregon. A potential viewing site on private property that is within the path of totality is available for our use. It is located near Corvallis Oregon. While I have not, yet, identified hotels or motels, I can do this once I have a general number of interested members. With a number of members who are very interested, I can also begin a search for affordable airline flights. If we can get a group of at least ten or twelve interested members, we should be able to qualify for discounts.
So I will make an announcement of all this at our next membership meeting, but in case you cannot attend the next meeting on October 11, please let me know if you are interested in this exceptional group activity. If you think you might want to be a participant. Please send your name and a statement of interest to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.