CEDAR email: Two 2018 Fall AGU Sessions focused on Citizen Science and coordinating observations during future solar eclipses

Stephen Kaeppler skaeppl at clemson.edu
Wed Jul 25 09:42:00 MDT 2018

Dear Colleagues-

On behalf of Bill Liles (lilesw at gmail.com), I would like to draw your 
attention to two AGU sessions focused on citizen science initiatives and 
future opportunities to make coordinated observations during future 
solar eclipses.

Please consider submitting a presentation to either of these sessions.

ED013:  Citizen Science Showcase: Strategies to Engage Citizens and 
Students in Research

Many experiments could be strengthened by larger datasets or require 
datasets with large geospatial distributions, and some questions can 
only be explored with large datasets that are beyond the scale of 
institution-bound researchers.  Involving citizens and students in 
building of instruments and the collection of data has been shown to 
increase interest and the perceived value of STEM research.  Citizen 
science case study contributions are sought that share successful 
efforts at scaling engagement and lessons learned.  Insights shared 
should include next steps and benefit others trying to (re) design 
citizen science projects or adapt experiments to include citizen/student 
science contributions.

SM025:  Total Solar Eclipses: Next Steps After the 2017 Solar Eclipse 

The 2017 total solar eclipse that transversed North America provided a 
unique opportunity for the scientific community to conduct a variety of 
experiments in areas such as solar, heliospheric, ionospheric, and radio 
wave sciences.  Several of these projects involved data collection 
arrays, relied on the participation of citizen and student scientists, 
or focused on public science education efforts.  Contributions are 
sought from members who are in the process of (re)designing an 
experiment for the 2019 or 2024 eclipses based on results and lessons 
learned from projects conducted during the 2017 total solar eclipse. The 
goal is to share post eclipse results, developments, and foster future 

Thank you for your consideration.

Steve Kaeppler

Stephen R. Kaeppler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
Email: skaeppl at clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-3416
Amateur Radio Callsign: AD0AE

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