NSN Webinar: How Cool is the Eclipse? Measuring Air Temperature and Clouds with NASA

NSN Webinar: How Cool is the Eclipse? Measuring Air Temperature and Clouds with NASA's GLOBE Observer

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Images: NASA, Holli Riebeek Kohl, and Kristin Weaver

Members of the NASA Night Sky Network joined us on Tuesday, July 25th to hear Kristin Weaver and Holli Riebeek from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center show how you can use the NASA's GLOBE Explorer program to share your eclipse experience with NASA scientists. 

What happens in the atmosphere and on Earth's surface when the Sun's light is blocked, even temporarily? Learn how you can help a NASA citizen science project by collecting data about clouds and air temperature during the eclipse, and contribute to a database used by students and scientists to study the effects of the eclipse on atmospheric conditions. Even if you won't be on the path of totality, you can provide useful comparison data.

About Holli Riebeek Kohl and Kristin Weaver

Holli Riebeek Kohl is the Coordinator for GLOBE Observer, a project which aims to extend the long-standing citizen science program Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment to non-school based audiences. Prior to her current role, she was the Education and Communication Lead for the Earth Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously, Holli was a science writer for NASA's Earth Observatory and led education and public outreach efforts for NASA's Terra and Landsat missions. Holli has a graduate degree in Science Communication from the University of Washington and an undergraduate degree in Physics from Idaho State University.
Kristen Weaver is the Deputy Coordinator for GLOBE Observer. She is also an Outreach Specialist for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission based out of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Prior to her work with NASA (as a contractor with Science Systems and Applications, Inc.), Kristen taught middle school science for eight years in both Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) and Denver Public Schools (Colorado), with a primary focus in Earth Science. She holds an M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction (with a focus on Urban Education) and a B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology, both from the University of Denver.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017


Webinar Recording

Recording of this webinar from July 25, 2017.

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