Collection: Eclipse 2017

  1. time lapse of solar eclipse
    Astronomy

    What will scientists learn from the Great American Eclipse?

    Between now and August 21, astronomy writer Lisa Grossman will explore the top questions scientists will tackle during the 2017 total solar eclipse.

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    Astronomy

    Why is this year’s solar eclipse such a big deal for scientists?

    Total eclipses offer scientists a way to see all the way down to the sun’s surface.

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  3. photo illustration of an eclipse on a smartphone
    Science & Society

    Your solar eclipse experience can help science

    The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse offers a rare opportunity for crowdsourced data collection on a spectacular celestial phenomenon.

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  4. balloon practice
    Astronomy

    Balloons will broadcast the 2017 solar eclipse live from on high

    Astrophysicist Angela Des Jardins is coordinating the first-ever livestream of a solar eclipse filmed from balloons.

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  5. Solar Eclipse in 2012
    Astronomy

    Read up on solar eclipses before this year’s big event

    Three new books chronicle the science, history and cultural significance of total solar eclipses.

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    Astronomy

    Astronomers prepare for 2017 solar eclipse spectacle

    With one year to go, researchers are making plans for studying both the sun and Earth during the August 2017 total solar eclipse.

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