NASA - National Eclipse Ballooning Project
Art Professors Kimberly Ritchie, Erin Sweeney, and Meteorology Professor Eric Kelsey lead two teams of 17 students across a variety of majors to New Mexico in October 2023 for a week to launch weather balloons during a 30-hour campaign to record data during the October 14th "ring of fire" solar eclipse. The project was funded through NASA and focuses on bringing awareness of STEM. The faculty and students will be traveling again to Northern New Hampshire in April to launch during the total eclipse. An exhibition at the Museum of the White Mountains of the data collected and artwork created in response will be showcased next Fall.
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