Eclipse Webinars

Eclipse Webinars

Several partner organizations are holding webinars which may be of interest to the GLOBE community.

Earth to Sky

The Earth to Sky Partnership nurtures and supports a growing community of interpreters, educators and scientists learning and sharing science and communication techniques.  

They are hosting a series of short webinars featuring eclipse interpretation resources, heliophysics, lunar science, and eclipse science, as well as pathways of connection using interpretive techniques to connect visitors to the event happening at your site. 

Each webinar features 15 minutes of conversation with a subject matter expert and 10 minutes of Q&A to further learning. Feel free to stay longer for more discussion if you have the time! You can find a listing of past webinars (with recordings) and register for upcoming events on the Earth to Sky eclipse page.

Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL)

This project, from the STAR Net Libraries program,  is focused on getting libraries and library systems ready for the upcoming solar events, but the webinars may have resources and activities that are useful for other audiences as well. You can read more on the SEAL virtual training page.


South American Eclipse 2019

In preparation for the 02 July 2019 eclipse, several webinars were held in Spanish explaining the science of eclipses and how to observe with GLOBE. While some of the information was specific to that event, other aspects were more general and could be helpful for the upcoming eclipses. Links to each of the webinars are below.

2019 Webinar #1: Introduction to Eclipses

In this webinar, NASA scientist Dr. Yaireska (Yari) Collado-Vega will explain the science of eclipses – how and why they occur, and why they are important scientifically. In addition, Marilé Colon Robles from NASA Langley Research Center will share some eclipse learning activities and other resources to use with your students, and Marta Kingsland, GLOBE Country Coordinator for Argentina, will present local plans surrounding the eclipse. (In Spanish)

2019 Webinar #2: How Cool is the Eclipse? Collect Data with GLOBE

Eclipses are amazing astronomical experiences, but also a wonderful opportunity to collect Earth science data. In this webinar, we shared ways that you can collect data with your students during the eclipse, including clouds and air temperature via the GLOBE Observer app and surface temperature and other variables through the full GLOBE Program data entry, as well as more subjective and artistic ways to capture the experience. (In Spanish)

2019 Webinar #3: Share your Eclipse Experiences

Right after the eclipse, this was an opportunity for teachers and students to share their experiences with a NASA and GLOBE audience. What did you observe in general during the eclipse? Was the experience what you expected? (In Spanish)

2019 Webinar #4: Now What Do I Do With the Data?

In the scientific process, after the collection of data comes the analysis and making conclusions. In this webinar, we will give tips and ideas for student research projects, including the opportunity to submit projects to GLOBE’s International Virtual Science Symposium. (In Spanish)