Solar Eclipse Informational Meetings

On August 21, 2017, millions will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.  And, the Depoe Bay Fire District is ground zero for its first arrival on the continental US.  Depoe Bay Fire Chief Joshua Williams has been preparing for this event for several years and one way of preparing is educating the public.

Thus the Depoe Bay Fire District is pleased to offer five presentations about the 2017  solar eclipse, one each month till the eclipse itself!  Attendees will learn how to pick their “sweet spot” for viewing the eclipse; they’ll learn about the various ways that they can view the eclipse; they’ll learn how to be safe during the eclipse; and how they can make individual preparedness a top priority given the number of visitors predicted to visit our area.  As Chief Williams says, “Nobody knows how many visitors we’ll have on the coast for this event … but we need to be prepared for supersized!”

The speaker for these presentations is Kay Wyatt, local astronomer, who has her own astronomical observatory north of Lincoln City in the coastal mountains.  Each presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Gleneden Beach Fire Station (6445 Gleneden Beach Loop Road, Gleneden Beach, OR) on Thursdays, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 27 and August 17th. Come and learn how you can get the most out of your eclipse experience and stay safe too.    For more information you can contact the Depoe Bay Fire District at 541-764-2202 or instructor Kay Wyatt at