The Eclipse Ballooning Project began in 2014, the brainchild of Angela Des Jardins, assistant research professor in the Department of Physics in MSU’s College of Letters and Science, and director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium. Along with NASA, a plan was devised to have more than 50 ballooning teams from universities across the country launch balloons to capture the eclipse.

Tonight at 7pm, Des Jardins will give a Science Inquiry Lecture: Catching an Eclipse by Balloon at Museum of the Rockies in the Hager Auditorium. She will "discuss early results of what the students learned and how it contributes to our understanding of eclipses and their effects."

In Setember, Des Jardins received the National Space Grant’s Special Service Award for her role in the project.

It's a free talk, so don't miss an opportunity to learn about the project's findings!

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