SIU leads nationwide NASA project to gather data from sun during 2024 eclipse

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SIU faculty and staff leaders of a project that will equip, coordinate and train teams of student eclipse observers across North America to play a vital role in NASA’s plans to study the total eclipse in April are, from left, Bob Baer, Karla Berry, Cori Brevik and Harvey Henson. At far right is Chris Mandrell, a graduate student in physics and research assistant with the university’s STEM Education Research Center. The DEB project and associated grants will provide about $530,000, not including private donations, or enough fund 70 observer teams