The Missouri Eclipse Task Force has divided Missouri into regions with leaders assigned to each region so that each area is appropriately represented within the state-wide task force. 

State-wide meetings are held on a regular basis to coordinate state-wide issues, and regional meetings are planned to focus on regional needs.

If your organization would like to learn more about the benefits of participating in the Missouri Eclipse Task Force, please Contact us.

Task Force - Statewide Chair:

Trish Erzfeld, Perry County Heritage Tourism

Task Force - Regional Leaders:

  • Northeast Region - Dr. Vayu Gokhale, Truman State University in Kirksville, MO
  • Northwest Region - Jackie Beucher, Astronomical Society of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Central Region- Open
  • Eastern Region - Don Ficken, St. Louis Astronomical Society and Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis, MO
  • Southeast Region - Peggy Hill, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Task Force - Member Organizations:

MISSOURI

Astronomers/Science Institutions

Conservation

Education

City/County/Government

  • Alton City Council
  • Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission (ofrpc.org)
  • Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program 
  • Perry County Economic Development

Parks

Tourism

Consultants

ARKANSAS

  • Batesville Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas
  • Independence County, Arkansas
  • Ozark Folk Center State Park, Arkansas
  • Mammoth Springs Planning, Arkansas

ILLINOIS

  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale

MAINE

  • Houlton Community Development, Maine

NEW YORK

  • Kidsoutandabout, New York