Missouri will experience two upcoming eclipse events. An Annular Eclipse on October 14, 2023 and another Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. The MO Eclipse Task Force was formed in 2019 to help Missourians prepare for both unique events. The task force consists of a collaboration of Missouri area organizations that include amateur astronomy enthusiasts, civic and educational institutions, and local businesses. All our task force members are unpaid volunteers.

GOALS

Our task force goals are three-fold:

  1. Inspire Missouri and the Southeast Missouri region about the 2023 and 2024 eclipse events. We are excited about these unique opportunities brought to us by nature and we think you should be too!

  2. Educate Missouri and the Southeast Missouri region about the unique science, economic and personal viewing opportunities related to the eclipse.

  3. Connect local entities to the significant number of eclipse related resources that are becoming available. Our connection with several local and national resources puts us in a unique position to help our local communities.

Notably, our goals do not include arranging specific eclipse viewing events for individuals or organizations as many of us will be community planners for our own areas.

We encourage your organization to contact us with your questions and suggestions on how we can help you or help others get ready for this unique experience.

OUR PEOPLE

MOEclipse.org is supported by a collaboration of area organizations and out-of-area advisors that include amateur astronomy enthusiasts, civic and educational institutions, and local businesses. Most of the volunteers are directly involved in the planning of eclipse related events for their respective organization(s). It is our goal to have as many Missouri area communities represented here as possible for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

Regular monthly task force meetings will begin in June 2021.  If you represent an organization that would like to become involved in our MO Eclipse Task Force, please contact us.

Organizations Represented on the MO Eclipse Task force

  • Perry County Heritage Tourism
  • Southeast Missouri University
  • Cape Girardeau Discovery Playhouse