NASA eClips™ Teaches “Solar Images” at Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire
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On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the National Institute of Aerospace’s NASA eClips™ team exhibited at the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, a flagship event for the NASA Langley Centennial. The booth promoted three activities as part of a newly developed “NASA eClips™ Guidelite” lesson on solar images, the Sun’s corona, and the 2017 total solar eclipse. Over 3,000 people attended the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, while roughly 500 parents and children participated in creating solar images and UV-detecting bracelets, and in demonstrating the use of a lollipop coronagraph. Sixteen high school students volunteered in shifts at the booth to help facilitate the activity.