United By The Sun: A Solar Event For All Americans To Share
This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years. The eclipse will travel from Oregon to South Carolina, darkening skies and dropping temperatures along the way. Astronomers are already calling it a jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, once-in-a-lifetime event. One told Space.com total eclipses have a tendency to “bring people to tears.”
Why do all eclipses tend to cast a spell on the humans who watch them? What do you need to know about this upcoming event?
David Boboltz, Program Director, National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences; Program director, NSF’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope under construction in Maui, HI
Carrie Black, Associate Program Director, National Science Foundation Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division
Alex Young, Associate Director for Science in the Heliophysics Science Division, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Ernie Wright, Visualizer, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
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