Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Live Test of the Eclipse Solar Telescope at Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ

I conducted a live test of the Eclipse Solar Telescope at Sabino Canyon. The purpose of the test was to determine any potential problems in the set up process. The need for testing of all the various systems that will be used for the eclipse will insure that all work flawlessly.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Change In Solar Eclipse Ionosphere Experiment

I have explored two alternatives to the radio jove solar eclipse experiment that I believe will result in more meaningful data about any ionospheric changes that might occur during the eclipse. Both methods deal with VLF and rely on standard radio transmissions which can be used as a control in the experiment. I have been extensively testing one system based out of Stanford and in conjunction with the SARA group and still connected with NASA...which monitors sudden ionospheric disturbances (SID). I am very impressed with the results and the design of the experiment. Unfortunately my equipment for the Jove experiment seems to be inadequate as is the experimental design. Being self-funded I have to carefully choose which experiments I will conduct during the eclipse that will have success of supplying useful scientific data. I am changing to the VLF SID experiment. We are all after the same thing...we just take different roads to get there. All approaches to solving a problem in nature are viable...some just work better than others.

Monday, May 22, 2017

NASA Solar Eclipse Subject Matter Expert (SME)

I have been selected (one of many) as a NASA-approved expert (SME) for the solar eclipse My eclipse activities at the KOA Douglas, basecamp... is now a NASA recognized event . NASA will provide the event coordinator an eclipse care package of educational materials.