About The Author

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Chap Percival is a lifelong educator. He lives in Sarasota, Florida. He has a BA in mathematics and physics from Taylor University, an MAT in planetarium education from Michigan State University, and an MEd in instructional technology from the University of Virginia.

Chap has been involved in astronomy education since 1969 as a classroom teacher, club sponsor, and planetarium director. He has published articles for local newspapers and has been interviewed on radio. He has volunteered with the National Park Service as a sky interpreter. He also gave an astronomy talk at the Grand Canyon Star Party and has led groups to view five different total solar eclipses.

Chap began teaching astronomy at Pine View School in Osprey, Florida, one of the top high schools in the nation, in 1995. He has a passion for sharing his knowledge of things in the sky that amaze, astound, and awe him. He wants everyone to view the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse and view it safely and knowledgeably.

He is available for interviews, speaking engagements, and consulting. Contact him at goseetheeclipse@gmail.com.