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NASA eClips™ Team Teaches 2017 National Eclipse Spectators about the Sun

Posted on August 30, 2017 - 10:05 AM CDT

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On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Shannon Verstynen and Victoria O’Leary of the NASA eClips™ team, along with three volunteers, traveled to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center in Awendaw, South Carolina to lead National Eclipse spectators in outreach activities. Over 200 children and their families participated in the NASA eClips™ Solar Images interactive lesson, where they learned about the ways NASA studies the sun, created solar images and UV bracelets, and modeled an eclipse using a lollipop coronagraph. Many other visitors also viewed NASA eClips™ videos “Our World: Sun’s Position,” and “Launchpad: Solar Eclipses” in the Center’s auditorium.