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ASP Eclipse Stars - for Scientists

ASP Eclipse Stars - for Scientists

February 2024 - Applications are no longer being accepted for our Eclipse Stars program. Thank you for your interest.

About the Program

Scientists receive Free Training, Support, And Materials from the ASP  Designed To Help Engage and Inspire Public Audiences  In the April 2024 Solar Eclipse

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) provided a new program (ASP Eclipse Stars) for scientists and science graduate students interested in supporting communities within (or near) the path of totality to experience the awe of the April 2024 solar eclipse.  

Accepted applicants to receive:

  • A 3-hour, virtual, interactive workshop focused on developing public engagement skills.
  • A physical kit of hands-on eclipse activities, eclipse viewers, and other resources to use during your public outreach events.
  • Access to the ASP’s archive of videos, guides, and other resources highlighting best practices in science communications and public engagement.
  • Coaching by experts in astronomy education and public engagement.
  • Official certification as an ASP Eclipse Star.

And It’s FREE!

Application Qualifications for Scientists

  • Status as either a science graduate student or working scientist/science professional (bachelor degree or higher).
  • Degree(s) or employment in astronomy, astrophysics, heliophysics, physics, planetary science, or a related field.
  • Passion or strong interest in solar eclipses and eclipse outreach.
  • You are planning outreach for learners and/or the general public who will experience the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse along the path of totality. Outreach can take place either the day of totality, or before in preparation for the eclipse.
  • Public outreach can include engaging with the general public, classroom teachers, museum/planetarium visitors, an on-campus community, etc.

Image of US Map courtesy of Michael Zeiler,