Fewer than 24 hours – time is flying and the countdown to the eclipse has begun. We each have a job to do, a camera to test, an instrument to calibrate, a screw to turn, a picture to take, a blog to write, an errand to run, a team member to protect…we work diligently, with the occasional laugh in between the stress and the tension. The sun is shining through the window, slowly lowering during it’s short descent to the horizon. “Behave yourself tomorrow, dear star.” We’re stating these words to ourselves without realizing it. Five of us are new to the team…two of us are starting our careers…one of us has never seen a total solar eclipse…all of us are waiting for the chance to do more science!