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December 8, 2023

Eclipse Megamovie All Volunteer Meeting, December 18th, 2023

The volunteer meeting will take place on Monday, December 18th at 5pm. We are also launching our office hours beginning that day, so we will be available 30 minutes before the start of the meeting to answer questions and chat about the project. This meeting in particular will feature a presentation given by EM2024 Science […]

November 2, 2023

Building The Mount

Written by Hannah Hellman When Laura Peticolas submitted the Eclipse Megamovie 2024 (EM2024) grant for funding in 2022, we proposed to give away 100 3-D printed equatorial mounts to ensure that we would receive high quality photographs of the Sun’s corona. For our project’s purposes, “high quality” means that we would be able to reliably […]

October 18, 2023

Here’s How to Help NASA During the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

In this article, Dr. James Riordan discusses several different citizen science projects in which citizen scientists can participate during the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse. Megamovie is featured there, as well as Soundscapes and SunSketcher.

October 10, 2023

Into the Dawn: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Eclipse

Written by Hannah Hellman Photo credit: David Rogers / Solar Eclipse, Richmond / CC BY-SA 2.0 On June 19th, 1927, Virginia Woolf traveled more than 219 miles, from London to North Yorkshire, to see a total solar eclipse. In her essay, “The Sun and the Fish,” written in 1928 (one year after her experience), she refers […]

October 2, 2023

Eclipse Megamovie has launched on NASA’s Citizen Science page!

NASA’s Eclipse Megamovie project is back for the 2024 total solar eclipse—and is seeking volunteers! During the four minutes of this solar experience, the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, will become visible. It’s a rare time when we are able to take photographs of the corona from Earth on a large scale.

June 19, 2023

NASA Funds Citizen Science Project at SSU

Five years after partnering with Google and inspiring citizen scientists to journey out to view the Great American total solar eclipse, the Eclipse Megamovie 2024 (EM2024) team has been funded by NASA to bring high-quality DSLR imagery to the forefront of solar coronal studies.

October 4, 2022

SSU Physics Graduate Wins National Science Foundation Fellowship

Sonoma State graduate Alex Vasquez, an autistic STEM student who was also a key inspiration for the N3 program, won a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship – becoming only the second SSU physics graduate in the Department’s history to receive that prestigious award.

September 16, 2022

NASA Intern Develops DIY Ocean Instrument Prototype

During the Summer of 2022, OCEANOS teamed up with the NASA Neurodiversity Network (N3) to provide support and mentorship to a student intern in Puerto Rico. N3 provides a pathway to NASA participation and STEM employment for neurodiverse learners, with a focus on those on the autism spectrum.

September 13, 2022

Neurodiverse Youth Build & Launch Rockets with NASA’s Neurodiversity Network

From August 8-12, 2022, NYSCI hosted a camp for five autistic middle-school students to introduce them to rocket science through a combination of hands-on activities and a longer culminating project.

July 13, 2022

N3 SciAct

Check out the video showcasing NASA’s Neurodiversity Network Year 1 accomplishments!