Crowded around a telescope pointed toward the eastern sky, four students heed the deliberate instructions of a grey-haired astronomer. "At five seconds, filter's off!" Richard Berry says, keeping an eye on his silver wristwatch. On cue, he pulls their homemade solar filter off the lens. The telescope continues to cycle through exposures — 0.6 seconds, then 1 second, then 1.6 seconds — set in the hopes it can record a series of workable images.
As people begin flooding Oregon to head toward a 62-mile wide, 11-minute long channel of celestially induced darkness on the morning of Aug. 21, the state's final message is pretty simple: help us help you. Officials across agencies, local to federal, have been planning for these six days (Aug. 16-22) for more than a year. But the success or failure of their plans, strategies and contingencies will fall to the regular eclipse-gazing folks.
The growing threat from North Korea, improving the Affordable Care Act and uneasiness with President Donald Trump's temperament were frequent concerns expressed during Sen. Ron Wyden's town hall in Silverton Wednesday night. The Oregon Democrat faced a congenial, older crowd that gave applause easily throughout the 90-minute conversation in Silverton High School's auditorium.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".