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Macedon Library to host ‘citizen scientist’ event ahead of solar eclipse

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Get ready to become a NASA “citizen scientist” during the upcoming eclipse. The Macedon Library is hosting a special event on April 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here, you’ll learn how you can use your smartphone to gather important information about the eclipse. This is a chance for people of all ages to get involved in real science, using the GLOBE Observer app to record how the eclipse changes things like air temperature and cloud coverage.

NASA’s project aims to understand the sun’s impact on Earth’s weather better. By joining as a citizen scientist, you’re not just watching the eclipse; you’re contributing to valuable research. The data you collect will help scientists learn more about solar processes.

This event is especially great for families with third graders in the Pal-Mac area, as students have been learning about the sun and the eclipse in school. Parents are encouraged to attend to help their children become young scientists. To participate in this unique opportunity, make sure to register online. Don’t miss out on your chance to help NASA while experiencing the eclipse in a whole new way.