|Webcast of solar eclipse is Friday|
Timothy Young (physics) and Ronald Marsh (computer science), will travel to Kourou, French Guiana, South America to webcast the Friday, Sept. 22, annular solar eclipse. This will be the sixth webcast the team has produced and provided to the world via the Internet. Only those individuals living in a very narrow path swathed by the moon’s shadow in northeastern South America will be able to witness the event live. The solar eclipse begins in Guyana, passes through Suriname, French Guiana, moves over the South Atlantic Ocean, and ends in the Southern Ocean.
Viewers from around the world participate in the event by chatting with others and posting questions to the webcast chat room. The UND team uses live audio to answer the questions posted and provide constant updates regarding the progress of the eclipse. A daily blog will be posted by Dr. Marsh along with pictures of the local scenery and sights.
It is the goal of the UND Sun Earth Moon system (SEMs) project to use technology to bring the excitement of science to viewers around the world. The live webcast will take place at 4 a.m. and can be viewed at http://www.sems.und.edu. We invite you to take part and share in the adventure.