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NASA eClips™ Educators Teach Virginia Students About the Sun During 2017 Eclipse

Posted on August 31, 2017 - 12:30 PM CDT

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On August 21, 2017, the NASA eClips™ team hosted a viewing party at a local church in Virginia for the 2017 Eclipse. Around fifty participants learned about the sun by watching the NASA eClips™ videos “Our World: The Sun, A Real Star” and “Launchpad: Solar Eclipses”, by creating solar images using the NASA eClips Interactive Lesson on Solar Images, and by making a pinhole viewer with instructions from www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov. Attendees used their solar eclipse glasses to view the stages of the solar eclipse and record on a timeline the changes observed.