ED041:
The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Science, Reach, and Impact





Session ID#: 26344

Session Description:
The August 21st Total Solar Eclipse across America will have been, by all accounts, the most anticipated, leveraged, and viewed eclipse in history. This is driven by its accessibility to western audiences, massive media outreach, social media, recent emphasis on citizen science, technical sophistication in the amateur astronomy community, and the large suite of space based assets viewing the eclipse. Numerous individual, organization, and government agency programs have been developed to bring the eclipse to an audience of over 500 million in North America alone. This session is designed to provide statistics, research findings, experiences, and lessons learned  from eclipse programming and to look ahead to the next eclipse across America in 2024.
Primary Convener:  C Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Convener:  Louis Mayo, Aires Scientific, Inc, Baltimore, MD, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

0815 Informal education [EDUCATION]
6250 Moon [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
7507 Chromosphere [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]
7509 Corona [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Stonie Ray Cooper1, Shawna Richter-Ryerson2, Martha Shulski3 and Glen Roebke2, (1)University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States, (2)University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska State Climate Office, Lincoln, NE, United States, (3)Univ of Nebraska--Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States
Robert Semper and Robyn Higdon, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, United States
Amy M Keesee, Kathryn Williamson and Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States
Michael S Kirk, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, William Dean Pesnell, NASA / GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Shannan Ahern, Jefferson County School District, Madras Performing Arts Center, Madras, OR, United States, Melinda Boyle, Jefferson County School District, Madras, OR, United States, Todd Gonzales, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, United States and Carol Leone, The Museum at Warm Springs, Warm Springs, OR, United States
Craig D Fry1, Mitzi Adams2, Dennis Lee Gallagher1, Linda Habash Krause3, Linda Rawlins4, Robert M Suggs5 and Scott C. Anderson6, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, ST13, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)Marshall Space Flight Center, Emeritus, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (6)Paragon TEC, Inc., Huntsville, AL, United States
Laura Lukes1, Jill Nelson2, W. C. Liles3, Jennifer Henry1, Janet Oputa1 and K.C. Kerby-Patel4, (1)George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States, (2)George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States, (3)George Mason University (alumni), Fairfax, United States, (4)University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States
Cassandra R Runyon1, Cynthia Hall1, David Hurd2, Joseph Minafra3, Mariah N Williams4 and Ken Quinn5, (1)College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, United States, (2)Edinboro University, Edinboro,, PA, United States, (3)NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (4)College of Charleston, Geology & Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States, (5)Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, United States
Lora Bleacher1, Andrea P Jones2, Molly L Wasser3, Noah E Petro4, Ernest T Wright5, David Ladd5 and John W Keller6, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Education and Public Outreach, Solar System Exploration Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (3)ADNET Systems, Inc., Bethesda, MD, United States, (4)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (5)USRA, Columbia, MD, United States, (6)Code 691 SSED, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Lindsay Marie Bartolone, Astronomers Without Borders, Chicago, IL, United States, Mike Simmons, Astronomers Without Borders, Calabasas, CA, United States, Andi Nelson, Astronomers Without Borders, Houston, TX, United States and Brian Kruse, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA, United States
Mitzi Adams1, J. Allyn Smith2, Eva Kloostra3, Kevin R Knupp4, Kay Taylor5, Scott Anderson6, C J Baskauf7, Spencer Buckner7, Jeffrey DiMatties8, Craig D Fry9, Bryan Gaither7, C W Galben7, Dennis Lee Gallagher10, Marlon P Heaston11, J Kraft7, Karen Meisch7, Rod Mills7, Christina Nations12, Debora Nielson4, Justin Oelgoetz7, Linda P Rawlins13, Donald L Sudbrink7 and Amy Wright7, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, ST13, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)Austin Peay State University, Physics and Astronomy, Clarksville, TN, United States, (3)The Inspire Project, Alexandria, VA, United States, (4)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (6)Paragon Tec, Huntsville, AL, United States, (7)Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, United States, (8)Christian County School System, Hopkinsville, KY, United States, (9)NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States, (10)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (11)Kenwood Middle School, Clarksville, TN, United States, (12)Christian County Schools, Hopkinsville, KY, United States, (13)NASA/Retired, Huntsville, AL, United States
Holli Riebeek Kohl1, Kristen Weaver1, David Overoye1, Ann Martin1 and GLOBE Observer Team, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States
Richard Tresch Fienberg, American Astronomical Society, Chevy Chase, MD, United States, Angela K Speck, University of Missouri Columbia, Physics & Astronomy, Columbia, MO, United States and Shadia R Habbal, Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, HI, United States
Louis Mayo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium
Henry D Winter III, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA, United States and The Eclipse Soundscapes Project Team

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