Planets and Moons  ID: 12715

Baseball Hits an Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse caused the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Minor League Baseball game to experience the first ever "Eclipse Delay" in professional baseball history. This wasn't a chance occurrence, however, but a planned event. With the Sun and the Moon set to provide the spectacle in the sky, representatives from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center joined forces with the Volcanoes' management team to coordinate an "EclipseFest" on the grounds of the stadium. Over the course of a four-day home series, NASA showcased science experiments, presentations, and videos inside the ballpark for all to see and learn from. Noah Petro, the deputy project scientist for LRO, led the endeavor, bringing more eyes to the field of lunar science.

This video shows what took place at this "EclipseFest" in Keizer, Oregon, and how science and sports combined for one of the most unique viewing experiences in the country.


David Ladd (USRA): Lead Producer
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Video Editor
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Videographer
Noah Petro (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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