422.01 The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA (C. Alex Young)

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Jan 7th at 3:40 PM until 4:30 PM




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Author(s): C. Alex Young1, Louis Mayo2, Carolyn Ng2, Troy Cline2, Elaine Lewis2, Shannon Reed2, Asidesach Debebe2, Bryan Stephenson2, Sten Odenwald2, Steele Hill3, Ernest Wright1

Institution(s): 1. NASA's GSFC, 2. NASA/GSFC/ADNET, 3. NASA/GSFC/WYLE

The August 21, 2017 eclipse will be the first time a total solar eclipse has traversed the Continental US since June 8th, 1918. Anticipation and energy for this eclipse is off the charts! Over 500 million in North America alone will catch the eclipse in either partial or total phase. Parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see a partial eclipse as well. NASA is planning to take full advantage of this unique celestial event as an education and public engagement opportunity by leveraging its extensive networks of partners, numerous social media platforms, broadcast media, and its significant unique space assets and people to bring the eclipse to America and the world as only NASA can.
This talk will outline NASAs education plans in some detail replicating our many Big Events successes including the 2012 Transit of Venus and the MSL/Curiosity landing and show how scientists and the public can get involved.

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