NASA needs citizen scientists to make observations and recordings of data that they do not have the resources to do.
The April 22nd library program will introduce audience members to the GLOBE program which gathers information on cloud coverage from people around the world to aide scientists in data collection and scientific progress.
We will help patrons load the GLOBE OBSERVER APP onto their phones so they can make and record their cloud observations which will be used by scientists in their atmospheric studies. We will watch a short video on citizen scientists and after everyone has the program loaded onto their phones we will go outside to make observations and use the app.
Handouts on cloud coverage and how to use the GLOBE APP will be given to audience members.
We will be hosting an Eclipse Party on Monday, August 21st. The journey begins at 10 am with a live streaming of the eclipse at 11 am. Join us as we participate in the live webcast of the total solar eclipse from Southern Illinois University from Carbondale, Illinois. The webcast will begin airing at 11:00 am. Prior to the totality in Carbondale at 11:52:26 AM CDT, we will introduce you to the science of eclipse and a variety of NASA experts including mission scientists, engineers and educators.
Through the entire webcast we will switch to live views of the total eclipse as it occurs. So don't worry that our area will be unable to view the eclipse in person. Sit back, relax and let NASA EDGE turn our library into the best seat in the house!
We will have other activites as well for all ages!