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ASP2023: A Virtual Conference

Guest Speaker: Kate Russo

Guest Speaker: Kate Russo

Dr. Kate Russo is a psychologist, author, and dedicated eclipse chaser. Having chased for over 24 years, she has experienced 13 total solar eclipses from six continents and leads niche eclipse tours. Founder of Being in the Shadow, Kate communicates the awe and wonder of totality to millions, authoring three books and featuring in the media before every eclipse. As an international authority on community eclipse planning, Kate is guiding efforts to help prepare 3,000 communities for the upcoming US total solar eclipse in 2024, and the annular in October 2023. She is providing extensive guidance to the eclipse crossroad communities in Texas. Kate’s expertise and passion for the experience of totality brings unique insights into the interplay between the science, culture, and art of eclipses.