NASA/SIU Total Eclipse Educator PD Webinar Series Kickoff
Guest Speaker: Lou Mayo
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a prime viewing location and site of NASA’s global webcast of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, is inviting educators from around the region to participate in a NASA webinar series focusing on eclipse instruction.
During three webinars, scientists and specialists from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will provide information about the planetary alignment phenomenon, the first total solar eclipse to occur since 1979 over the United States. SIU is the closest university to the point of greatest duration of the eclipse, which will occur a few miles south of the campus and last for 2 minutes and 38 seconds.
The first webinar, a live, hour-long interactive program from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, will offer eclipse details and an overview of the two additional webinars. Both of those interactive webinars will highlight age-appropriate, hands-on eclipse activities educators can use with children. The sessions will also include a demonstration of the safe use of solar viewing glasses.