SUNY Oswego is working with NASA to monitor the eclipse

Dr. Katelyn Barber sitting at her desk looking at a weather sonar to see what the forecast will be come eclipse day

OSWEGO, N.Y. – SUNY Oswego’s Atmospheric and Geological Science Department is working on a special project with NASA. The team will be sending a balloon into the atmosphere every hour on the hour. These balloons will measure different parts of the Eclipse for data collection

“The point of that radio sonar is to help us understand how the atmosphere changes during the eclipse,” said Dr. Katelyn Barber, one of the leading scientists on this project. She, along with other faculty and students, will be working alongside NASA during the eclipse. 

This event is open to the public, and guides will be taking students and others to Swetman Fields to see everything going on up close. Get there early to see the magic happen during the eclipse on April 8th. For more information, visit the event page at