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David Makepeace - Guest Speaker
Wildlife and Natural World

David Makepeace

A filmmaker by trade, David has spent the last 25 years crisscrossing the globe to chase the eclipse experience. His observations of 16 total eclipses, four annular and three partial eclipses has made him one of the busiest chasers in the world - and since the turn of the century he has fulfilled his goal of visiting each of the seven continents on the chase. As a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and a “celebrity” in the chaser community, David has devoted much of his life to the popularising of these events wherever they may occur. While not a scientist or professional astronomer, his style and enthusiasm are infectious, and his ability to make simple the hard science of eclipses has consistently earned him top marks from his audiences. His awardwinning documentary films and videos including “Hooked On The Shadow” (2000) and Still Hooked (2017) are widely regarded as films that define the eclipse chasing culture. David has accompanied RASC on many eclipse chases, and has personally lead expeditions to the Caribbean, India, Brazil and Australia. 

David Makepeace is on the following tours: