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PRESS CONFERENCE IN WACO, TEXAS, TO ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR ECLIPSE OVER TEXAS 2024: LIVE FROM WACO

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MEDIA ALERT
April 4, 2022

***Contact details appear below
***Virtual link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLUBekXUXy8

PRESS CONFERENCE IN WACO, TEXAS, TO ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR ECLIPSE OVER TEXAS 2024: LIVE FROM WACO

On April 8, 2024, the Sun will be completely eclipsed by the Moon in a celestial event that won’t be visible again from the continental United States until 2045. The path of this total solar eclipse will run directly through Waco, Texas, making it an ideal location for viewing this rare celestial display. Four storied organizations—Lowell Observatory, the City of Waco, Baylor University, and Discovery—are partnering to create an on-site public event that will be broadcast around the world—Eclipse Over Texas 2024: Live from Waco

On April 8, 2022—two years to the day before the eclipse happens—partner members of Eclipse Over Texas 2024: Live from Waco will hold a press conference to announce plans for the 2024 event.

What
Press Conference to announce plans for April 8, 2024, Eclipse Over Texas 2024: Live from Waco.

When
April 8, 2022, 1:30-1:50 pm CDT

Who
Representatives from Lowell Observatory, the City of Waco, Baylor University, and media partner Discovery will discuss Eclipse Over Texas 2024: Live from Waco and answer questions.

Where
Media may attend the press conference either virtually or in-person:

  • Virtual:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLUBekXUXy8
    *Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via the YouTube chat feature.
  • In-person:
    McLane Stadium, Baylor University
    1001 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Waco, TX 76704

    DIRECTIONS TO MCLANE STADIUM
    I-35 South from DFW Area
    Take Exit 335C (MLK Blvd).
    At the stoplight, turn left and continue straight on MLK Blvd.
    Turn right into Lot 1 of McLane Stadium.
    The media entrance is to the right of Gate B.

    I-35 North from Austin
    Take Exit 334B (8th Street-4th/5th Streets-Downtown-University Parks Drive-MLK Blvd).
    Continue on the frontage road over the Brazos River.
    Turn right on MLK Blvd and turn right into Lot 1 of McLane Stadium.
    The media entrance is to the right of Gate B.

    Hwy 6 from Houston
    From State Hwy 6, take the exit for Orchard Lane.
    Turn left at the stop sign and continue straight on Orchard Lane to MLK Blvd.
    Cross MLK and enter Lot 1 of McLane Stadium.
    The media entrance is to the right of Gate B.

    Helpful Travel Resources
    Real-time traffic information through Waco is available at: www.waco4bmap.org.
    McLane Stadium Lot 1 Waze Map: https://www.waze.com/live-map/directions?navigate=yes&to=ll.31.55996812%2C-97.11491168.

About the 2024 Eclipse
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth and completely obscures the Sun. The April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse, dubbed the Great American Eclipse, will be the only total solar eclipse in the 21st century in which totality will be visible from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Based on past weather patterns for this time of year, as well as accessibility, Texas is an ideal location for an eclipse event. This will be the first total solar eclipse to pass over Waco since July 29, 1878, and the last one of this millennium.

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Event Contact:

Sonja Gonzalez
Coordinator, Eclipse Over Texas: Live from Waco
Lowell Observatory
(928) 699-0805
sonja_gonzalez@lowell.edu

Media Contacts:
Kevin Schindler
Public Information Officer
Lowell Observatory
Email: kevin@lowell.edu
Phone: (928) 233-3210

Lori Fogleman
Baylor University Media
Email: lori_fogleman@baylor.edu
Phone: (254) 709-5959

Monica Sedelmeier
Director, Communications and Marketing
City of Waco
Email: monicas@wacotx.gov
Phone: (254) 750-5636

Jessica Driscoll
Discovery
Email: Jessica_driscoll@discovery.com 
Phone: 917-553-8625