Research Physicist, University of California, Berkeley
Our ongoing coverage of preparation for the Great American Eclipse takes us to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where a huge celebration is planned. Then we hear from two members of the team that wants you to do eclipse science in the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla is back! She was at JPL when Cassini began the final phase of its Saturn journey. How many confirmed planets are there in our galaxy? Bruce Betts will answer that question and offer another space trivia quiz in What’s Up.
Tyler Nordgren / SIU Carbondale
Astronomer and artist Tyler Nordgren’s poster for SIU Carbondale’s Eclipse Celebration
SIU Carbondale aerial image
Copyright (c) Alain Maury and Jean-Luc Dauvergne
2010 Total Solar Eclipse
Only a few privileged people were able to see the total solar eclipse on July 11, 2010 as it made landfall only in the Cook Islands, Easter Island, and the southernmost tip of Chile.