San Francisco, California – August 1, 2022 The ASP announces the launch of the NASA-funded program “Eclipse Ambassadors Off the Path.” Undergraduate students and amateur astronomers are invited to become Eclipse Ambassadors and help prepare their communities for a pair of exciting celestial events! Two solar eclipses will soon cross North America: an annular solar eclipse on Oct 14, 2023, followed by a total solar eclipse on Apr 8, 2024.
College students will be partnered with amateur astronomers and trained as Eclipse Ambassadors to bring NASA science and cultural connections of this natural phenomenon to their communities. Working with libraries and other partners, we aim to reach 500 communities across the U.S., with emphasis on traditionally underserved audiences. Join us to learn new skills, make connections, and share your love of science with the public!
Eclipse Ambassadors will receive official recognition from NASA as an Eclipse Ambassador, a generous set of activity materials for use during the community events, additional “office hours” and networking opportunities with NASA scientists, the option of one-year membership to the ASP, and the opportunity to enter a drawing to win expense-paid travel to the paths of the eclipses.
Learn more, receive updates, and apply to become an Eclipse Ambassador: www.eclipseambassadors.org
This program is funded by NASA and administered by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.