Audience Responses to Viewing the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

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    The results of a survey representing the reactions and responses of 29,095 individuals across the USA who witnessed the eclipse or participated in eclipse-related events on or around August 21, 2017, are reported. The surveys collect a body of data showing the demographics of these respondents and an analysis of the responses they gave in terms of motivations for participation, learning, future plans as a result of the event, and in summarizing the overall experience. Conclusions show future efforts at similar events could be directed to broaden participation and increase engagement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCelebrating the 2017 Great American Eclipse: Lessons Learned from the Path of Totality
    EditorsSanlyn Buxner, Linda Shore, Joseph Jensen
    Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-58381-922-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-921-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific

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