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General Meeting – December 2017
December 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 pm – Main Presentation
Title: How the CATE Experiment Advances Solar Studies
Presenter: Dr. Matt Penn, astronomer at the National Solar Observatory and principal investigator for the Total Solar Eclipse CATE Experiment.
Dr. Penn will speak about CATE (Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse Experiment), the national citizen astronomer experiment with 68 telescopes and 250 volunteers capturing images of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse along the 2500 mile-long path of totality. The goal was to collect data only available during a total solar eclipse for studying the sun’s corona and polar plumes. Learn about CATE’s early successes and about the 90-minute movie being produced from some 45,000 solar coronal images. For more information, visit citizencate.org.