Patricia Reiff Patricia Reiff

"STEAMING" at the Astronomy Night at the National Mall

Updated on June 13, 2017 - 7:42 PM CDT
Posted on June 13, 2017 - 7:02 PM CDT

Tags: Families | General Public | Informal | Outreach | Exhibits | Scientist Engagement | Visualizations/ Video | Nuggets | Outreach Working Group | Heliophysics | Planetary Science

Discovery Dome reached over 300 visitors and passed out over 1,500 eclipse glasses at the Astronomy Night on the Mall. We put the “A” in STEAM by hosting a local arts group “Neshamah” with a new original dance and music celebrating 50 years of the Voyager Mission.  We provided solar system visuals to go with the dance composition, which featured original music played on a computer  like a theramin. The dance alternated with presentations on the solar eclipse, which included the animations we created wtih Heliophysics Education Consortium funds. The line was100+ long all evening!


•Hofstra University (provided the site and power)

•Hannah Cohen, Neshamah  (

•Megamovie/Google (eclipse glasses)

•ePlanetarium (travel, eclipse glasses)