The Exploratorium sent a production crew thousands of miles by plane and by boat to Woleai, Micronesia, to broadcast a solar eclipse live to the world.
Follow their story on Twitter and read their dispatches on our blog.
by • March 8, 2016
Most of the 15 crewmembers on this expedition flew 23 hours from San Francisco to Honolulu to Guam to Yap, where they boarded the Solitude One and sailed 40 hours to Woleai. The 63-hour journey covered 7,153 miles.
by Eileen Campbell • March 7, 2016
Follow the home team preparations for hosting the total solar eclipse broadcast and onsite event.
by Eclipse Field Crew • March 5, 2016
Day-by-day dispatches from our crew in Micronesia as they set up to film the total solar eclipse.
by Exploratorium Staff • March 4, 2016
In Yap, Exploratorium staff distributed solar viewing glasses and taught school children about how to safely view an eclipse. They’ll do the same when they arrive in Woleai.
by Paul Doherty • March 4, 2016
Staff scientist Paul Doherty arrives in Micronesia, takes note of the moon, and contemplates how an event can end the day before it begins.
by Eclipse Field Crew • February 29, 2016
Dispatches from our crew in Micronesia.
by Paul Doherty • February 29, 2016
Exploratorium educators Paul Doherty and Robyn Higdon taught students in Yap, Micronesia, about eclipses and sun-viewing safety.
by Eileen Campbell • February 22, 2016
To beam an eclipse home from far-flung spots in the world is no simple task. Find out we get it done, with two tons of equipment and a talented crew.
by Eileen Campbell • January 28, 2016
The Exploratorium will broadcast the 2016 total solar eclipse live from a tiny island in Micronesia. Why did we choose Woleai?
Transmitting live video back from remote locations is a complicated business. For the 2016 total solar eclipse in Micronesia, here’s how we did it.
If there’s an eclipse, we want to be there! Follow along on our eclipse blog as we travel to the far reaches to film and transmit these astronomical events.
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