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CAP Solar Eclipse Mission

On October 14, 2023, and April 8, 2024 eclipses will cross North America. To make the most of this pair of unique astronomic events, the Rocky Mountain Region has partnered with NASA’s GLOBE Observer program to give Civil Air Patrol members the opportunity to become solar eclipse citizen scientists.

Squadrons across North America are invited to create teams of 5 to 10 members to track the effects of the solar eclipse on cloud cover, air temperature, and wind speed/direction. CAP citizen science teams will also help create the first continent scale data set that measures the effects of solar eclipses on VHF radio operations.

Register a team at

For additional questions contact Capt Shannon Babb



RMR Solar Eclipse FTX

Want to get a ‘Ring Side Seat’ on the center line of annular eclipse on October 14th? Join Rocky Mountain Region AE Team for spend a weekend filled with STEM and outreach activities at RMR’s Solar Eclipse FTX. Parking is extremely limited for this FTX so participants will be responsible to carpool with their Squadron or Wing to Richfield.

  • Dates:                                October 13-15, 2023

  • Location:                           Richfield, Utah

  • Cost:                                   $75 per participant

                                                     $50 per staff member

  • Included:                            Meals, STEM materials/equipment, solar eclipse swag, and a cot to sleep on at the local armory

  • Register at:              

  • For additional questions contact Maj Ken Prince



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