Solar Eclipse Program (In-Person)

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Are you ready for the upcoming solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14th? Learn how to safely view the partial solar eclipse and how to craft your own solar eclipse projector! This program is brought to you by the NASA Solar System Ambassador Program, a group of volunteers across the country bringing educational outreach events from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

Allison Tewksbury is a recent graduate of University of Connecticut who now works as a space systems engineer at an aerospace company, primarily supporting the Extravehicular Mobility Unit -EMU- program. She has worked on a variety of NASA programs/initiatives including the development of a reduced gravity offload system for astronaut training using a drone and weather balloon. She is also a Phi Sigma Rho alumna, a sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology, which has given her a network to learn and grow with. When she is not supporting our legacy spacesuit program, she is volunteering with work-related outreach initiatives and taking part in a Technical Accelerator Mentorship program. She loves to volunteer for a variety of activities especially if it involves a trip to UConn to talk to current students about their career in the space industry.

Each participant in attendance will receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses. Participants must be in attendance at the event to claim their glasses.