South American Eclipse 2019 – Webinars

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On July 2nd, 2019 a total solar eclipse will pass across the southern part of South America. The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean, and the lunar shadow will enter South America near La Serena, Chile and end near Chascomús, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Outside this path, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the rest of Chile and Argentina as well as Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and parts of Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Panama. These webinars are intended for GLOBE teachers and students in South America (especially Argentina and Chile but open to anyone who is interested) to learn about eclipses, prepare to collect GLOBE data, and get some tips for analyzing the data they collect. The webinars will be held in Spanish.

Webinar #1: Introduction to Eclipses

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:30 am ART/9:30 am CLT & EDT/13:30 UTC

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)

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

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:30 am ART/9:30 am CLT & EDT/13:30 UTC

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)

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Webinar #3: Share your Eclipse Experiences

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 10:30 am ART/9:30 am CLT & EDT/13:30 UTC

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)

The video above is the introduction to the webinar - for the rest of the individual school presentations and the questions and closing comments section, please visit the full playlist.

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

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:30 am ART/9:30 am CLT & EDT/13:30 UTC

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)

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