SH059 – Big Announcements, and a Full Dress Rehearsal for the Solar Eclipse

In Episode SH059 of Star Hopping…

Dave makes some big announcements you shouldn’t miss, and then he takes us through a Full Dress Rehearsal to prepare and test his solar photography equipment, for next month’s big Solar Eclipse!


So I have a couple of announcements to make that I want to share with you all.

The first is a big one. Some of you may know that I have been working on my new book: “A Year of Star Hopping”. Recently I’ve been putting the final touches  on it, and in its completed state, it’s tipping the scales at over 330 pages and just over 42,000 words. It covers an entire year from the Star Hopping show, (hence the name) but I have heavily re-written the scripts and have added lots of new content, an there are hundreds of full color deep sky images. There will be both an eBook version and a paperback version, both of which will be available on Amazon, the Apple iTunes store, and on the Digital Store at

The exciting news is I now have a launch date! The book will be coming out on Monday, August 28th. Yes, that’s one week after the big solar eclipse – more coming later about that!

I’m in the process of finalizing the formatting. The eBook layout has been tough going to make everything flow properly. Once that effort is completed, I’ll submit the book to the publisher: Ingram-Spark.

So on or before launch day, I would love to get some help to get some good reviews on Amazon. Here’s my deal: For a 5 star review and a nice paragraph on Amazon, I’ll give a copy of the eBook and a signed copy of the paperback, for only the cost of the shipping. I’ll make this offer to the first 25 people who would like to help. If you’re interested, please contact me here on YouTube by leaving a comment below.

I also have a Facebook Group called “A Year of Star Hopping – Book Launch Team” for anyone that wants to help. There has been a great group of folks there that have been helping me by editing the book content, reviewing book cover designs and providing great feedback. If you’re interested in helping with the review process there, just send me a join request and you’ll be on the team!

So right after this break, I’ll let you in on some neat events surrounding the Solar Eclipse Next month. We’ll chat about it right after this.

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2 thoughts on “SH059 – Big Announcements, and a Full Dress Rehearsal for the Solar Eclipse”

  1. I would love to be considered for a review of your upcoming book and will commit to a 5 star review on Amazon.

    1. Thank you Carol! I will be setting up a mailing list to communicate with all the reviewers, and I will add you. I will be reaching out.


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