Oregon Chapter – American Meteorological Society

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Meeting Tonight & Special OMSI Invitation

Oregon AMS members, colleagues, et al:

We hope to see you tonight (Monday evening) at the Golden Valley Brewery in Beaverton for our “2016/17 Winter Weather Recap” and annual election nomination meeting, hosted by KPTV’s Mark Nelsen.

Oregon AMS chapter members have also been invited to take part in a great event hosted by OMSI this summer, involving the total solar eclipse on August 21st. See complete details below. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Todd or Andrea Edgecombe directly.

Steve Pierce

Oregon AMS President

KOIN 6 Meteorologist


You’re Invited: OMSI’s Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

On August 21, 2017, Oregon will be the first to see the total eclipse of the Sun. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will be at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Oregon where we will celebrate the unique experience of complete darkness for close to two minutes. We are expecting over 8,000 guests and our goal is to offer a fun, educational, and safe place for them to view this once-in-a-lifetime event.

And that’s where you come in! Not only do we want to tell you about the event, but we want you to be a part of it. We are looking for individuals and organizations focused on space science who would like to share their work with an interested audience.

The viewing party is 6am-Noon on Monday, August 21 with totality at 10:18am. Presented by the University of Oregon, the event will include a presentation by NASA Astronaut Don Pettit and performances by Portland Taiko.

If you (or someone you know) would like to participate please submit an application that tells us about yourself and your proposed activity, product, etc. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools.

Apply to be a vendor via our website: http://omsi.edu/eclipse-2017

Applications are due April 3, 2017.

We hope to see you there!

Andrea Edgecombe

Director of Events

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland Oregon 97214

O 503 797 4677 |  F 503 239 7811

aedgecombe@omsi.edu  | www.omsi.edu

Jim Todd

OMSI Director of Space Science Education

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland Oregon 97214

O 503 797 4551  | C 503 710 2053  |  F 503 797 4500

JTodd@OMSI.edu  | www.omsi.edu

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