IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING LIVE VIDEO STREAM FROM ECLIPSE BASE CAMP
Live streaming of the eclipse and activities pertaining to the eclipse will be sporadically transmitted between 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM MDT (1400 to 2000 UTC) on the day of the total solar eclipse, 21 August 2017. Streaming will include the actual period of totality which will begin at 11:20 AM MDT (1720 UTC)... totality is at 11:45 MDT (1745 UTC). If you miss the live stream the sessions will be recorded and available on my YouTube Live Channel. If you are at one of the grandkids’ school tune into the channel and leave your computer on the channel from 8:00 AM MDT (7:00 AM Tucson time) to 2:00 PM (1:00 PM Tucson time) and anytime we transmit a segment you will see it live.
Teachers of the grandkids…the grandkids will be transmitting their reports during this time period. Their parents can send you a text when they will actually be on air. Be sure to give their parents a number to text to if you need to know specific times. That’s the best I can do. I will be extremely busy up to totality collecting data and making sure the science equipment is working properly.
The URL for my YouTube live stream as well as the recorded sessions is:
The live video stream is dependent on a trouble free satellite uplink from my satellite ground station. There will be a delay of 0.75 seconds or longer due to the round trip of 48,000 miles from my base camp to the satellite and back and bandwidth usage at the time. You will not notice this delay except the times of the activities transmitted from the base camp time stamp might differ from your local clock. That is the reason I will start the totality coverage at 11:20 AM MDT.
If the weather is not cooperating at the base camp we will be activating the escape plan and head to clear skies. The eclipse will be recorded with portable equipment and uploaded to the satellite when we return to the base camp. That video will also be available on my channel.
If you are interested in reading some fun sci-fi while you wait for totality download my book "Of Stranger Things" at: