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My Eclipse Adventure: Project Stratoclipse

13 Aug 2017, 22:35 UTC
My Eclipse Adventure: Project Stratoclipse
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On August 21st, 2017, I'll be staring up into the sky to experience the wonder of a total solar eclipse. Along with almost 20 million of the rest of you (based on stats from GreatAmericanEclipse.com).In my case, the goal is to experience the eclipse but also to capture it. But more on that in a later post. As it turns out, I know someone else who has plans to capture the eclipse and they are literally "out of this world"!This Thursday, I leave for Marshall, Missouri, with Beau Hartweg. We will be part of a group camping on a farm south of Marshall from then through Tuesday, all in the name of science. Beau is pursuing a doctoral degree with a focus on science education and is also a planetarium educator. He is also one of the principles, along with Jake Vaught, of a project called Project Stratoclipse. Rather than describe the project myself, here's how Jake and Beau describe it on the project Google Plus profile page: TaglineElevating the "Great American Eclipse" to the stratosphere and beyond. IntroductionProject Stratoclipse will send multiple HD video cameras on a weather balloon into the upper stratosphere to capture the Great American Total ...

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