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  Session: Science Results from the 2017 Solar Eclipse
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: Do Cosmic Ray Rates Change During a Solar Eclipse?
  Meeting: 2018 Winter Meeting: San Diego, CA
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:30AM
  Author: Mark Adams*, University of Illinois at Chicago,
6305087459, adams@uic.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The QuarkNet program has distributed hundreds of cosmic ray detectors for use in high schools and research facilities throughout the world over the last decade. To test the hypothesis that the rate of cosmic rays may change during a solar eclipse, a collaboration of high school students and teachers throughout the US came together to build cosmic ray telescopes and collect data to measure rates of muons during the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. General results will be presented. Students will make individual presentations including results, at this conference.
  Footnotes: *Sponsored by Nate Unterman
  Presentation: cosmicrays.pdf

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