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Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project

The SUNY Oswego Atmospheric and Geological Sciences and Physics departments seek curious and hard-working undergraduate students interested in actively participating in the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses. 

  • Must collaborate well with others and handle high stress environments
  • Must enroll in MET390 (3 credits) for Fall 2023
  • Must accrue 80 hours of hands-on training during weekends of Fall 2023
  • Must be willing to travel to New Mexico in October 2023
  • Do not need to be a STEM major


Join us for an Information Session being held on Thursday, February 16, 5-7pm in Shineman 174.

Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project

What is the Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP)?

The National Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) is a NASA and NSF-sponsored program that will broaden participation of STEM learners by immersing teams from a wide range of higher education institutions in an innovative NASA-mission-like adventure in data acquisition and analysis through scientific ballooning during the 10/14/2023 annular and 4/8/2024 total solar eclipses. Student participants will work with atmospheric science experts throughout the project and will publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

What will I do as a member of the SUNY Oswego NEBP team?

  • Assist in hourly radiosonde launches 24 hours prior to the eclipses and 12 hours afterwards
  • Analyze the meteorological data collected during the eclipses to support NASA 
  • Participate in outreach events with the Oswego community and engage in social media takeovers and livestream events
  • Travel to New Mexico for the October 2023 annual eclipse

What are the requirements to apply?

  • A strong interest in citizen science, strong collaboration skills, and attention to detail
  • Must enroll in MET390 for Fall 2023 during which training will occur over weekends
  • A willingness to travel to New Mexico in October 2023
  • A GPA over 3.0 is recommended, but an explanation of why the academic report is below a 3.0 can be submitted and will be considered

How do I apply?

Submit the following materials as a single pdf document to [email protected] or [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 24, 2023.

  • Information form 
  • A statement of personal interest in the project
  • Two individuals to provide reference letters on your behalf detailing why you would be successful in this project
  • An unofficial transcript of academic progress while at SUNY Oswego

Contact Us

Katelyn Barber, 337 Shineman, [email protected]

Shashi Kanbur, 256 Shineman, [email protected]

Natalia Lewandowska, 293 Shineman, [email protected]

Yonggang Wang, 339 Shineman, [email protected]