Eclipse 2024 Workshop at Indiana U - Bloomington

Multidisciplinary Engineering & Sciences Hall

Multidisciplinary Engineering & Sciences Hall

2401 North Milo B. Sampson Lane Bloomington, IN 47408

Eclipse 2024 Workshop at IU-Bloomington CEEM - MES Hall. 

    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Demo Setup & Arrival 30m
    • 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
      Introductions, and Workshop details - Rex Tayloe, Indiana U. 15m
      Speaker: Rex Tayloe (Indiana University)
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      Welcome - Scott Wissink, Indiana U. 15m
      Speaker: Scott Wissink (Indiana University)
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Presentation: Eclipse Science: The Three Most Important Discoveries in History - Matt Caplan, Illinois State U. 30m

      Abstract: Eclipse observations have been the key to the most important discoveries ever made about the universe and our place in it. These observations span thousands of years and are ongoing to this very day. From the vantage point of earth’s surface, eclipses – along with a clever pinch of geometry – have provided a unique way to answer the big questions: where are we, where are we going, and are we alone?

      Speaker: Matt Caplan (Illinois State University)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Presentation: Exoplanets - Anya Nugent, Northwestern U. 30m
      Speaker: Anya Nugent (Northwestern University)
    • 11:00 AM 11:10 AM
      Short Break 10m

      Short Break

    • 11:10 AM 11:40 AM
      Presentation: STEM education in Secondary Education - Spencer Perry, Indiana U. 30m
      Speaker: Spencer Perry (Indiana Univeristy Bloomington)
    • 11:40 AM 12:10 PM
      Presentation: Neutrinos as Messengers from the near and far Universe - Anne Schukraft, Fermilab 30m

      Neutrinos are elusive particles produced in abundance by cosmics sources such as the sun, supernovae or distant galaxies. They travel through space almost unaffected, which makes them ideal messenger particles to learn about the Universe. However, this property also makes them very difficult to detect, which led to complex experiments at remote places such as the South Pole and in underground mines.

      Speaker: Anne Schukraft (Fermilab)
    • 12:10 PM 12:30 PM
      Lunch Break 20m

      We will be catering in Panera for all registered participants

    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch (continued) and short (~5mins each) demo presentations 1h
      Speaker: Rex Tayloe (Indiana University)
    • 1:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Demos, discussion, observation 3h 30m
    • 1:49 PM 1:50 PM
      Start of partial eclipse 1m
    • 3:04 PM 3:08 PM
      Totality 4m
    • 4:22 PM 4:23 PM
      End of partial eclipse 1m