Building The Mount
By Hannah Hellman • 2023-11-02
When Laura Peticolas submitted the Eclipse Megamovie 2024 (EM2024) grant for funding in 2022, we proposed to give away 100 3-D printed equatorial mounts to ensure that we would receive high quality photographs of the Sun’s corona. For our project’s purposes, “high quality” means that we would be able to reliably identify transient plasma plumes.
Here's How to Help NASA During the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
By James R. Riordan • 2023-10-18
In this article, Dr. James Riordan discusses several different citizen science projects in which citizen scientists can participate during the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse. Megamovie is featured there, as well as Soundscapes and SunSketcher.
Into the Dawn: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Eclipse
By Hannah Hellman • 2023-10-10
On June 19th, 1927, Virginia Woolf traveled more than 219 miles, from London to North Yorkshire, to see a total solar eclipse. In her essay, “The Sun and the Fish,” written in 1928 (one year after her experience), she refers to this eclipse as, simply, “the dawn.” In that essay she marvels at the sense of unity and purpose that she shared with everyone else who traveled through the night on trains scheduled specifically for this celestial event.
Eclipse Megamovie has launched on NASA's Citizen Science page!
By NASA • 2023-10-02
NASA’s Eclipse Megamovie project is back for the 2024 total solar eclipse---and is seeking volunteers! During the four minutes of this solar experience, the sun's atmosphere, or corona, will become visible. It’s a rare time when we are able to take photographs of the corona from Earth on a large scale.
NASA Funds Citizen Science Project at SSU
By NASA • 2023-07-19
Five years after partnering with Google and inspiring citizen scientists to journey out to view the Great American total solar eclipse, the Eclipse Megamovie 2024 (EM2024) team has been funded by NASA to bring high-quality DSLR imagery to the forefront of solar coronal studies.