Contribute to the BAAS Solar Eclipse Special Issues
Sanlyn Buxner University of Arizona & Planetary Science Institute
You're invited to contribute to the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS): Celebrating the Wonder of Science in the Shadow special issues for the 2023 and 2024 eclipses.
To start your submission, please complete the interest form linked below.
We invite all professional scientists, formal and informal educators, science communicators, community scientists, teachers, students, amateur astronomers, and individuals (anyone and everyone!) engaged in the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses to contribute to the upcoming special issues of the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS): Celebrating the Wonder of Science in the Shadow.
These issues will document how professional scientists, educational outreach professionals, community scientists, teachers, students, amateur astronomers, artists, park rangers, other professionals, and individuals of all ages provide eclipse-related outreach, science, viewing experiences, demonstrations and observations, community science experiments, and other related experiences.
The first issue, coming February 2024, will cover the 2023 annular eclipse as well as prior eclipses and provide lessons learned for the 2024 eclipse. Subsequent issues, starting in July and continuing beyond in 2024, will collect articles from both the 2023 and 2024 eclipses, completing documentation of the science, outreach, experiences, and other eclipse outcomes from across the US.
All included papers will be edited, permanently archived, and will receive a Digital Object Identifier. All articles will be searchable on the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory/NASA Astrophysics Data System and the Library of Congress. We welcome multimedia submissions including videos, image files, and audio files. Articles may be peer reviewed (double blind) upon request.
Images of the eclipse or guides and tips for eclipse photography
- Informal learning experiences
Outreach & public engagement before, during, and after the eclipse
- Community science
Volunteer scientists in action or results of volunteer science
Impact of events and activities before, during, and after the eclipse
- Eclipse multimedia
Artwork, performances, video
- Eclipse science
Results from data collected during the eclipse
- Professional development
Descriptions or models of in-person, virtual, and asynchronous training provided to scientists, educators, amateur astronomers, or volunteers related to the eclipse
- Formal learning experiences
Descriptions of classroom activities, lessons, and projects (including submissions from classes)
Local, regional, and large-scale coordination and movement of people
- Personal reflections
Stories, poems, or other creative pieces from individuals describing their own journey and experience at the eclipse
- Oral histories
Recorded interviews of individuals with personal eclipse experiences for the purpose of adding to the historical record
Descriptions of how to watch the eclipse safely and collaborations around safety.
February 2024 issue
This issue will allow lessons learned and resources from the 2023 eclipse to be shared with the community before the 2024 eclipse. An on-demand print option will be available. Articles with high-quality images will have the opportunity to be included in a stand-alone book about the eclipses published in 2024. To be included in the first issue, submissions must be started by 1 December 2023.