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Vanderbilt joins NASA in eclipse balloon launch

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University researchers joined a national NASA weather balloon project giving scientists and people around the world a view of the total solar eclipse from the edge of space.

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Eclipse Timelapse Montage

Aug. 24, 2017—Enjoy this montage of time-lapsed videos from across the campus of Vanderbilt University during Eclipse 2017.

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Vanderbilt University community gathers for VU Eclipse 2017

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University students, faculty, and staff joined together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse.

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Video: Relive the epic total solar eclipse

Aug. 23, 2017—Relive Monday's epic total solar eclipse across Vanderbilt's campus through the lenses of Vanderbilt Video.

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Stellar astrophysicist Keivan Stassun talks about total solar eclipse, scientific wonder on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Aug. 17, 2017—In prelude to the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interviews astronomy expert Keivan Stassun on "The Zeppos Report."

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There’s good news and bad news when photographing the upcoming solar eclipse

Aug. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt’s director of photography says there are conflicting views about possible damage to your smartphone when photographing the eclipse.

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A solar eclipse can hurt your eyesight without you knowing it – here’s why.

Aug. 15, 2017—While agreeing that viewing a total solar eclipse is a chance of a lifetime, Vanderbilt Eye Institute Research Director David Calkins urges us to not look at the sun without special eclipse glasses. Catkins explains how certain spectrums of sunlight can damage your eyesight without you knowing it, until it is too late. Follow Vanderbilt...

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What else can you see during the total solar eclipse?

Aug. 14, 2017—Don’t forget to look around the sky during the historic total solar eclipse. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory astronomer Billy Teets says several planets will be brightly visible as the solar eclipse occurs. Venus will be the brightest thing in the sky, besides the sun and the moon. Tests tells where to look to find the planets....

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Vanderbilt astronomer says the Solar Corona is the most exciting part of a total solar eclipse

Aug. 14, 2017—The Sun’s corona is the outer atmosphere of the sun. A total solar eclipse is the only time the suns’s corona, all the way to the surface of the sun is visible. Vanderbilt astronomer Susan Stewart says a total solar eclipse gives scientists the ability to study the structure of the sun. Follow Vanderbilt on...

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Upcoming total solar eclipse is the first visible across the U.S. in 99 years

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University astronomer Billy Teets explains the historic path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Teets says the eclipse will only be viewable along a 70-mile-wide path from the West Coast to the East Coast.

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Vanderbilt launches test balloon in preparation for total solar eclipse research

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University is part of a national NASA project to give scientists a view of the eclipse from the edge of space. The high altitude balloon, launched by Vanderbilt, will carry a 12 pound payload or scientific instruments for research and a camera for live streaming. Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and...

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All you need to know about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

Jul. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory has compiled a comprehensive guide—from science to safety—ahead of the total solar eclipse set to sweep across the country on Aug. 21, with Nashville the largest city in the path of totality.

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