The Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse Experiment

CATE Training Workshops

We are working on dates and locations for our CATE training workshops.  A tentative list is below:

OR:  27 May
ID: 20-21 May; 27-28 May
WY: 21-22 Apr; 29-30 Apr
NE: 27 May
MO: 29-30 Apr
IL: 29-30 Apr
TN: 29 Apr
SC: 19-20 May
Tucson AZ: 6-7 May


If you are interested in making a donation to our project to sponsor the equipment costs for a CATE site or want to know more about joining CATE, please join our Google group (left column on this page) and let us know how you'd like to help.

The Citizen CATE Experiment will use a fleet of telescopes to observe the total solar eclipse of 21 Aug 2017.  As the shadow of the moon travels across the continental USA, citizen astronomers from more than 60 sites will take images of the brightness of the inner solar corona.  While the totality phase of the eclipse will last only 2 minutes at each site, the combined Citizen CATE Experiment data set will reveal for the first time how this part of the solar atmosphere changes during 90 minutes. New scientific results about the dynamics of the magnetic fields and plasmas in this part of the solar corona will be derived from the data, and the image sequence will provide a beautiful perspective of the solar eclipse as never seen before.
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