Volunteer as a Total Solar Eclipse Subject Matter Expert

Join NASA’s efforts to engage the public about the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse by volunteering as a Subject Matter Expert! NASA welcomes scientists, engineers, science writers, amateur astronomers, and science educators to identify themselves as subject matter experts, or SMEs, available and interested in supporting programs around the nation on August 21. By volunteering, groups seeking an expert speaker can reach out to you to join their event. To be considered as a SME, you will need to have a minimum understanding of selected eclipse content. Before filling out the application form you must download and review eclipse training documents. In addition, you must meet the following requirements:

* Be at least 21 years of age.
* Have a basic working knowledge of astronomy especially eclipses and the sun-Earth-Moon system.
* Be available to support a solar eclipse event somewhere in the country as a speaker/eclipse educator.

For more information, access to eclipse training documents, and to apply, visit: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/subject-matter-expert