Help NASA Collect Data During The Eclipse With GLOBE Observer App

  • Released Monday, August 14, 2017

Soundbites with Kristen Weaver, Deputy Coordinator For the Globe Observer Program. TRT 8:40.

She answers the following questions. For some questions there are two versions of the answer - one looking on camera and one looking off camera

1. What is the GLOBE Observer app?

2. How can people participate in the GLOBE Observer experiment?

3. How will this data help NASA?

4. Why does NASA need citizen scientists?

5. Can you tell us more about safety during the eclipse?

6. Can you still provide data even if you're not in the path of totality?

7. Why are you excited for this eclipse?

8. Why is an eclipse a good time to do this experiment?

How Cool is the Eclipse?

The Earth is solar-powered. So what happens when the Sun's light is blocked, even temporarily? If you measure air and surface temperature, how cool is the eclipse?

Help us answer these questions and others by collecting citizen science data using the GLOBE Observer app during the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017.

Observe how the eclipse changes atmospheric conditions near you.
Contribute to a citizen science database used by scientists and students to study the effects of eclipses on the atmosphere
Provide comparison data even if you are not in the path of totality
The eclipse app button is already visible within GLOBE Observer, and you can make clouds measurements now. Air temperature measurement will become available on August 18th.

Get the app here.

Answers to other questions here.

Printable GLOBE Observer materials and other activities here.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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