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Karin Hauck
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Eclipse Road Trip, Leg 2: Feb. 21-24, 2017

We are coming to South and North Carolina to talk about the August 21st, 2017 total solar eclipse!

black space with a ring of lightROADTRIP - Follow Multiverse on our second “leg” through South and North Carolina as we travel the end of the path of totality over the US February 21-24, 2017 to raise awareness in local communities about many eclipse opportunities and educational resources, including our Eclipse Megamovie project. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. You can also follow Dr. Laura Peticolas and Darlene Yan on their personal Twitter accounts. Their opinions are their own and do not reflect the views of Multiverse or University of California, Berkeley.

ECLIPSE MEGAMOVIE PROJECT - Through its Making & Science initiative, Google will be working with Multiverse on the Megamovie project, as well as working with educators and nonprofits around the country. This project, which is currently being proposed to the National Science Foundation, is an effort to create a scientifically valuable cache of eclipse images. It will also create real-time movies from these images that will be shared with the public on the day of the total solar eclipse. We will accomplish both these goals by having thousands of people take pictures of the event (some with very strict specifications who are known as Megamovie Makers, others as they see fit). These citizen scientists then submit their images to a website where they are collected, and some of which are stitched together into a “Megamovie." Both will be an immense trove of data for solar research scientists and the public at large.

About Google's Making & Science Initiative

Google wants to inspire the next generation of scientists and makers by helping them develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.

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