Eclipse Ambassadors off the Paths will prepare 500 communities off the central paths of the back-to-back solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024. Engagement events will prepare community members to enjoy the science and wonder of this natural phenomenon.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific and community partners will match college undergraduate students with amateur astronomers and train them to share the excitement of NASA solar science with their communities. Libraries and other community centers will support Eclipse Ambassadors reaching 10K people, focusing on traditionally underserved audiences.
Applications for Eclipse Ambassadors will begin in the summer of 2022.
What does your team hope to achieve?
- Increase the safety, enjoyment, and significance of the eclipses in underserved communities off the central paths of the 2023/2024 eclipses using NASA resources.
- Eclipse Ambassadors improve their effective and equitable engagement techniques to facilitate meaningful connections with viewers’ lives.
- Lasting relationships between astronomy clubs, local colleges, libraries, and other local organizations that work with underserved audiences, enabling future engagement opportunities with NASA science.