Subject Matter Experts

Join us in our efforts to engage the public about the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse by volunteering as a subject matter expert!

Thanks to everyone who applied to be a NASA Subject Matter Expert. The response was overwhelming! Due to the large volume of applications and the short window till the big event, we are discontinuing our SME application page. We will be encouraging the official NASA Events to reach out to you over the coming days and weeks. NASA greatly appreciates your interest and support and looks forward to an exciting eclipse!

How this works:
By volunteering your expertise, you are offering your knowledge and willingness to event coordinators that would like their 2017 eclipse events to become official NASA events. An event coordinator may contact you and request that you be a SME for their event. NASA will provide each official event with an eclipse care package of educational materials. We will also include a badge with your name, title/expertise and affiliation on it. This badge will arrive with the other event materials. Please contact the event coordinator to receive your badge. You may also be contacted by both, non NASA eclipse events such as schools, community groups, etc.

What you can expect at an event:
Each event will be different. Your role at the event will be defined by you and the event coordinator; but at a minimum you should expect to answer a variety of questions from the public. As a NASA-approved expert, it is important that all answers are guided by the information found in the NASA eclipse training documents.

You and the event coordinator should be aware that being a SME for an event does not mean that you are a NASA representative. Any opinions you share as a SME are not necessarily the opinions of NASA.
All negotiations involving compensation, travel, lodging, dates, etc. will be between the event coordinator and you. We are acting solely as the catalyst and handshake between events and subject matter experts. Please stay in contact with, and direct all questions about the event to your event coordinator.
We appreciate your providing proper captions and credits when using maps, infographics, images or videos that were created by NASA and otherwise.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration