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NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 30 July- 5 August 2017

Thermometer against clouds.

Learn how you can best be prepared to participate with NASA GO in this week's edition of the roundup.

1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: You may be asking yourself: "What type of thermometer can I get to take part in the eclipse observation with GLOBE Observer?" Well, I have an answer for you. Any simple liquid filled thermometer will do the job.  The image above is of just one of the types of thermometers you can use to participate with NASA GO and the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Of course, more advanced and complicated temperature measurement devices will also work.  Even a meat thermometer can be used in this experiment.  However, be aware that using a weather app, etc., will not be accurate as you need to take the temperature from your specific location. (Weather apps get their temperature from weather stations and these stations may be far from where you are located at the time of the eclipse.) Check out the links below for more on thermometers.

2. PARTICIPATE: Plan to participate in the upcoming solar eclipse as a citizen scientist with the "Eclipse: Temperature and Clouds" app feature on NASA GLOBE Observer. Just be sure to load the app in advance and obtain a thermometer before the big day. Learn more in the video below. 

3. LOOKING AHEAD: You don't want to miss this -- tune in on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM UTC (8:30 AM PDT or 11:30 AM EDT) for a special Facebook Live from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).  NASA GLOBE Observer will be talking about clouds, the eclipse and taking part in some fun science demos with the folks from OMSI. 

4. PREPARATION: Check out the links below for even more resources and learning opportunities for the upcoming eclipse.

5. WEEKLY VIDEO:  See last week's favorite cloud observation submissions from around the world on our Facebook page. And don't forget to share your favorite photos with us by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter: #NASAGO.



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