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During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, the NSO will lead the Citizen CATE Experiment spearheaded by Dr. Matt Penn. These slides explain the project and exhibit the path of the eclipse.

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6 ways to get fired up for the eclipse.

#3: Sign up for the Citizen CATE campaign

Six months from today, millions of Americans will watch the sun darken during a rare coast-to-coast eclipse – and it's not too early to get totally into it.|By Alan Boyle

The sun has been very quietly lately, but a newly-emerging sunspot (NOAA 12638) put out a C-class solar flare earlier today. #sunspot #solarflare

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Dr. Karel Schrijver will give a free public lecture this Thursday at 5:30pm at the Fiske Planetarium.

Tickets available on the day from the Fiske box office.

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Congratulations to Bob Baer, our January webcast #eclipse #tips host, on securing The Planetary Society's Mat Kaplan to host SIU Carbondale's #2017eclipse event!

Click below if you missed Bob's great segment:

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — A well-known broadcaster in the field of space exploration will be on hand to host Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s total solar eclipse festivities. Mat Kaplan, host and producer of Planetary Radio, will help guide both radio listeners and the thousands of e...

The #BBC picks up NSO's exciting citizen science program - #CitizenCATE. Watch this space for the latest updates on how you can be involved.

Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.|By BBC News

We delve into some of the more explosive aspects of the Sun's behavior in this month's webcast on space weather and solar activity. Featuring an interview with Dr. Alex Young, an explanation of coronal mass ejections and a CME game you can play during the 2017 #solar #eclipse.


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Have you ever been told to not stare directly at the sun. But… what if you could? At the @NationalSolarObservatory in #NewMexico, researchers do just that! Join #ThoseParkGuys this weekend as they check out the gigantic Dunn Solar Telescope! #RockThePark @goparks

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Are you in #Boulder and love the stars? Join us for an exclusive free astronomy seminar at Fiske Planetarium next Thursday at 5:30. Tickets are free on a first come first serve basis starting at 4:30pm on the day of the event. Hope to see you there!

‪What a difference 3 years makes. We're #TBT to the #Sun's magnetic field on this day in 2014 vs today. During solar max (2014) the sun is verfy active with lots of sunspots. As we now approach solar min, the magnetic field is much simpler. ‬

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What's your favorite astronomical filter for viewing the sun - Baader, CaK or H-alpha?

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Did you miss NSO on Boulder's KGNU Community Radio last night? Good news! You can listen online (from anywhere!) at the link below. This fabulous conversation on the #Sun and the latest #DKIST updates featured Phillip Judge, Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research; Claire Raftery, Head of Education and Outreach at the National Solar Observatory; and Sarah Jaeggli, Assistant Astronomer at the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

Check it out!

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The mission of the NSO is to advance knowledge of the Sun, both as an astronomical object and as the dominant external influence on Earth.
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