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Join Us August 21st: Eclipse Megamovie

Karin Hauck

If you will be along the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, then we hope you can participate in the Eclipse Megamovie Project! We want as many photos of the eclipse as we can gather, and we will have a special upload site for the public to submit their photos.

You don’t need special equipment to be part of history. You can also use apps like the free Eclipse Megamovie Mobile app (available now on Android and iOS) to plan for the eclipse, automatically take photos, and share images and data with project scientists.

Full Spectrum: Documentary Film Project

Bryan Mendez
collage of diverse people“The stars are there for everyone to see, and anyone can study their mysteries.
Ask anyone in the United States to picture a space scientist, do an internet image search for ‘scientist,’ ‘astronomer,’ or ‘physicist,’  or open up a children’s book about different careers and you will overwhelming get pictures of white men in white lab coats holding flasks of colored liquids. Putting aside the colorful liquids and lab coats, why are they mostly white men?
The truth is, if the average American has ever encountered an actual space scientist they probably were a white man. About 80% of space scientists in the United States are men, and 80% are white.
Full Spectrum is a documentary film project telling the stories of research scientists and engineers who identify with groups underrepresented in the space sciences in the United States (African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asians, Women, LGBTIQ people, and persons with disabilities).

B.A.T.S. is Hosting Two Major Events

Karin Hauck
cartoon of mice in hot air balloonThis March, Multiverse's Bay Area Teen Science (B.A.T.S.) initiative is hosting two major events. First, all Bay Area high school students are invited to the FREE B.A.T.S. Teen Career Conference on Saturday, March 18th at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. Visit the Teen Career Conference web page for full details and to register. The second event is for education professionals who provide STEM learning and career building opportunities for San Francisco Bay Area teenagers through afterschool and other "out-of-school time" programs, and for those who want to better connect with this community. This first ever B.A.T.S. Professionals Conference is also free to attend and will be held Tuesday, March 28th at UC Berkeley.  Visit the Professionals Conference web page for additional details and to register. 

But what is B.A.T.S. and how did it all get started? The B.A.T.S. initiative began back in early 2011 when Multiverse sought other teen programs to partner with for a nighttime science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) themed event run by teenagers for teenagers.

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

Karin Hauck

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

ROADTRIP - 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 Eclipse Megamovie project, as well as working with educators and nonprofits around the country.

Webinar Series: Interpreting the Great American Total Solar Eclipse

Karin Hauck
Eclipse 2017 logo For the first time in over a century,  a total solar eclipse will be visible over the entire United States, August 21, 2017. To help you prepare for the many thousands of additional visitors expected at public sites, please join any or all of our Eclipse 2017 webinars, developed and presented by Earth to Sky and NASA Heliophysics Educator Consortium.

About the Webinars
Through interactive sessions, the Earth to Sky Interpreting the Eclipse webinar series will provide opportunities for interpreters and other informal educators to learn from NASA experts about the science and mechanics of a total solar eclipse.
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