Capturing an Eclipse by Balloon Edit

On August 21, 2017, student teams across the country sent balloons aloft to conduct scientific studies of the total solar eclipse. Angela Des Jardins, principal investigator of the NASA-sponsored Eclipse Ballooning Project and director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium, discusses early results of what the students learned and how it contributes to our understanding of eclipses and their effects.

Moon's shadow on Earth, seen from a balloon

Moon’s shadow on Earth, seen from a balloon. © Montana Space Grant Consortium, used with permission.

For more information, images, and videos, visit the project website.


Sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences. Recorded at the Museum of the Rockies on November 29, 2017.

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