Total Solar Eclipse Training

The top right quarter of the Moon blocking the Sun with yellow and orange light peeking out from behind the Moon with the title 'April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Training' overlaid in white on the Moon
Cover image for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Training slide deck.
February 20, 2024
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NASA has created a total eclipse training to help you share your excitement about the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024!

This training is designed to assist those who are interested in sharing information about the total eclipse, such as giving a talk, hosting eclipse-related outreach events and watch parties, or leading others as they participate in eclipse-related activities. In the training, you will learn about eclipse science, NASA’s eclipse-related citizen science projects, and public engagement opportunities during the upcoming total eclipse. It will also provide information and resources for engaging with learners of all ages.

Anyone participating in NASA eclipse-related outreach or serving as a subject matter expert at eclipse events or activities for the April total eclipse is strongly encouraged to take this training.

Some imagery and activities offered by NASA contain eclipse imagery.

If you would like editable PowerPoint (.pptx) versions of these presentations, it is available in a Google Drive folder linked below, which also includes resources about using the training that aren’t in this PDF. We encourage you to make your own copy of the folder and its contents. The Google Drive folder contains:

  • Instructions with information about the resources in the folder and their intended use.
  • A folder containing three editable slide decks with content on eclipse safety, science, and engagement opportunities along with each part’s hi-resolution images and videos. (You are welcome to use the presentation as is, adapt it to your needs, or pick and choose content as needed.)
  • A Google doc with compiled links to additional resources.
  • A Google doc with sample questions to solicit feedback from your participants.
  • A Google doc with a link to an eclipse question bank that will help you evaluate your eclipse lessons, and help NASA improve their educational resources.

The link below also includes an optional survey, which Oregon State University, in partnership with the NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (NASA HEAT), will use to understand the impact of this training and help guide future development of education and training materials.

To access the Google Drive folder of editable Total Solar Eclipse Training Slides, accompanying resources, and to take the survey, click the following link: