Join the Crossroads of the Eclipses Expeditions, an Explore Alliance event, located on a private ranch at a remote dark sky site in Hill Country Texas where the October 2023 Annular Eclipse and the April 2024 Total Eclipse intersect.
If you want to add to your adventure, Texas Hill Country is also Texas Wine Country that now boasts over 100 wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms.
2023 Annular Eclipse and Dark Sky Experience
|Friday||13-Oct-23||Workshops Lectures Demos Door Prizes|
|Saturday||14-Oct-23||Annular Eclipse Totality is at 11:51.40 AM CDT|
|Sunday||15-Oct-23||Last Day of the Expedition|
2024 Total Eclipse and Dark Sky Experience
|Sunday||7-Apr-24||Workshops Lectures Demos Door Prizes|
|Monday||8-Apr-24||Total Eclipse Totality is at 1:35.24 PM CDT|
|Tuesday||9-Apr-24||Last Day of the Expedition|
Watch "Eclipse Experience"
Eclipse Experience is a new live simulcast program on social media channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter) where we interview eclipse experts and eclipse enthusiasts to share their knowledge and passion as they chase the shadow. Watch this page for more information about this new program.
The Crossroads of the Eclipses Expedition site is in rural Texas Hill Country, far from city lights, situated on a private ranch. Your attendance fees include on-site camping with security. We will have spaces for tent camping and RV dry camping sites without hookups. Some people may opt to sleep in their vehicles. Bathrooms will be provided.
If you are looking for a motel or hotel option there are two towns of interest. Note that from our direct experience of the 2017 Total Eclipse that prices for such accomodations can be many times the regular rate. For example we saw motels that regularly rented for less than a hundred dollars go for up to $600 and more on the nights leading up to and after the eclipse.
Advice: Sadly some people who had made early reservations in advance of the 2017 total eclipse found that their lower-priced reservations were cancelled only to become available at a new higher price. So, if you are making hotel reservations, get a guarantee that your reservation price will not go up and will not be cancelled.
The nearest town is Leakey, Texas (pop. 480) about 20 miles from the site. There is limited accommodations there. If you have an RV or trailer and wish to park with all of the hookups and facilities, there are a couple of good options near the Frio River that are relatively nearby.:
Uvalde, Texas (pop. 16,000) about 60 miles away from the site, has many more options for accomodations:
Food and Restaurants
The World Famous Micki's Kitchen will be on the site for all of her amazing dishes. But to get an idea, order some of her delicious Star Party Brownies now!
The Bent Rim Grill at 657 West Ranch Road 337, Leakey, TX
The Mill Creek Cafe at 849 S US Highway 83 Leakey, TX
Explore Scientific offers over-the-lens solar filters that are perfect for those wishing to image or simply view the sun, or a partially eclipsed sun. We will have more products coming online including safe eclipse glasses
More Information to Come
Watch this page for more details and ticket prices as they come together.