The National Total Solar Eclipse Event held August 21, 2017 at the Cove was a huge success. Over 200 people attended and we were able to hand out Solar Eclipse Glasses to the public courtesy of our NASA project colleagues. Special guests Freeholder-Director Bruce Garganio and Freeholder Linda Hughes participated in our group activities and welcomed and addressed the gathering. Approximately 60 Boy and Girl Scouts earned their special Solar Eclipse Merit Badges.
The event included NASA developed activities, included a connection with NASA Live TV which allowed us to share in the events across the USA starting with the west coast where the eclipse begins, and GLOBE hands-on STEM activities for participants of all ages. By partnering with the GLOBE Program and NASA, we were able to provide activities and resources for Citizen Scientists, Teachers, students, and the public.