Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Relive Totality With Clark School Images, Videos


Skywatchers who couldn’t make it to the path of totality—or simply want to remember the event—can experience the total solar eclipse through videos and photos taken by Clark School of Engineering faculty, staff, and students.

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Site recorded 360-degree video from altitudes as high as 400 feet in Casper, Wyoming and Charleston, South Carolina. Project Engineer Jacob Moschler also collected data on wind conditions during the event, which will be shared with University of Maryland meteorologists to support investigations into how wind velocity and other phenomenon are impacted by eclipses.

Photos and videos are available on the test site’s YouTube and Flickr pages.

Images capturing the scene as roughly 25 students sent an 8-foot helium-filled balloon approximately 104,000 feet above Williamston, South Carolina are also available on the Department of Aerospace EngineeringFacebook page. Led by visiting professor Mary Bowden, the operation collected data for a handful of experiments, including ones to measure the radiation change during the eclipse and the impact of that on cell cultures.

Related Articles:
UMD Opens Outdoor Flight Laboratory to Advance Autonomy, Robotics
UMD Hosts 3D Maryland Expert Group Meeting

August 22, 2017


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

UMD Researchers Focus Energy on Current Collector Improvements

2017 Year in Review

Clark School Researchers Recognized Among "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds"

University of Maryland, Navy Control Robot From 6,000 Feet Above Ground

MSE Ph.D. Candidate Michael Van Order Discusses Study Abroad Experience

Alumni Profile: Paul Gaske

Ephremides is PI for new ONR 'age of information' grant

UMD Hosts Third Technica with over 800 Students from Around the Country

Srivastava Named Clark School Inaugural Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs

Pamela Abshire elected IEEE Fellow

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar