Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 12653

GLOBE Observer Eclipse App

The public will have an opportunity to participate in a nation-wide science experiment by collecting cloud and temperature data from their phones. NASA’s Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program Observer (NASA GO) is a citizen science project that allows users to record observations with a free app.
On August 21, NASA GO will feature a special eclipse experiment. With the app and a thermometer, citizen scientists can help observe how the eclipse changes atmospheric conditions near them, and contribute to a database used by students and scientists worldwide in order to study the effects of the eclipse on the atmosphere. Observers in areas with a partial eclipse or outside the path of totality are encouraged to participate alongside those within totality.
 

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Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
Kristen L. Weaver (SSAI): Writer
Joy Ng (USRA): Writer
Autumn Burdick (SSAI): Writer
Joy Ng (USRA): Talent
Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Editor
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Support
Holli Riebeek Kohl (SSAI): Support
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Keywords:
SVS >> Clouds
SVS >> Globe
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Temperature
SVS >> Eclipse
SVS >> App
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons