08/21/17 Adler Planetarium Solar Eclipse Fest

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08/21/17 Adler Planetarium Solar Eclipse Fest

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Hi! First time posting a report; this was my first time co-ECing with Carlos Mendoza (thanks for letting me shadow you!).

The Adler Planetarium invited us to appear at their solar eclipse fest / block party to do photo ops with attendees, both inside and outdoors on the grounds. Thousands showed up to attend this big event after Adler gave away approximately 35,000 pairs of solar safety viewers! Our troopers did a wonderful job in the sweltering heat from morning to afternoon, many of them with buckets on. We were also joined by two members of Galactic Academy and Victor Figueroa (Finn) from Rebel Legion / Nar Shadaa Base, who all helped make this a successful troop. Peter's girlfriend Rachel was fantastic as our handler. None of us expected a massive crowd like that and she managed to keep us together and herd us through the chaos. The Adler staff was kind as always and took good care of us, providing eclipse safety viewers for each of us. Thank you to the troopers who signed up on short notice, taking the time on a work/school day for this fun event!

Event Name: Chicago's Eclipse Fest at The Adler Planetarium
Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
Venue: Adler Planetarium
Address: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Troop Time: 6 hours

Carlos Mendoza (5924) - Sandtrooper / EC
Mike Dickinson (6659) - Tie Pilot ANH
Ana Golez (12371) - Jawa / co-EC
Ben Stover (67708) - TK
Brian Salisbury (21083) - Vader
Destiny Froste (6216) - Rey
Kathy van Beuningen (9989) - Tusken
Peter Marciano II (82295) - Clone Trooper
Rachel Ornstein - Handler

Article at patch.com
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/sola ... wing-party

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Re: 08/21/17 Adler Planetarium Solar Eclipse Fest

Post by Runnin'6712 »

ToD updated. The eclipse was awesome! Great job! :thumbs:

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