The Citizen CATE Experiment will use a fleet of telescopes to observe the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. As the shadow of the moon travels across the continential USA, citizen astronomers from more than 60 sites will take images of the brightness of the inner solar corona. While the totality phase of the eclipse will last only 2 minutes at each site, the combined Citizen CATE Experiment data set will reveal for the first time how this part of the solar atmosphere changes during 90 minutes. There will be a Citizen CATE site near Southeast Missouri State University in Perryville, MO.
Southeast Missour State University will also be a part of the Citizen CATE site in Perryville, MO and will have students involved in the research. The research is being funded by the National Solar Observatory and SEMO students and faculty will receive equipment to take data while in Perryville during the eclipse.