On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a narrow path in the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. A partial eclipse will also be visible in all areas of North America and in parts of South America. A total solar eclipse can be a once-in-a-lifetime event so make your plans to travel to a site in the path of totality.
Radio Jove is engaging citizen scientists during the 2017 solar eclipse by encouraging them to observe the solar eclipse with radio telescopes. We will enlist and train observers from across the US to help with deployment of the telescopes at different locations along the eclipse path of totality and at other locations receiving a partial eclipse. Radio observers will monitor the Sun for solar flares and radio events during the solar eclipse, as well as, observe the galactic radio background (GRB) before, during, and after the eclipse. We will make most observations at 20.1 MHz, and several advanced observers will operate spectrographs between 15-30 MHz. A Radio Jove observing guide is available here:
Radio Jove — Solar Eclipse Setup Instructions in preparation for August 21, 2017