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March 23, 2006
Solar Eclipse Viewing Available Via NASA TV, Podcasts, Webcasts
NASA and San Francisco’s Exploratorium will team up to provide webcast, podcast and broadcast via NASA TV of the total solar eclipse on March 29. The coverage is part of this year's Sun-Earth Day theme, "Eclipse: In a Different Light," which shows how solar eclipses have inspired people to observe and understand the sun-Earth-moon system.

Begins March 27 from Turkey. Some podcasts are available now. A link to the Sun-Earth Day podcast is available at:

5 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. EST, Wednesday, March 29. The webcast will relay the eclipse live from Side, Turkey. During the webcast, NASA will contact scientists in Turkey and Libya observing the eclipse. The webcast will be available at:

NASA’s Public Service Channel (#101) and Education Channel (#102) will carry the webcast. NASA’s Media Channel (#103) will carry a live feed of the eclipse.

NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. For NASA TV digital downlink information and access to the Public Channel, visit:

Telescope only feed: 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. EST, (Analog) Galaxy-3C/04C (95' W) U/L: 6005.000 MHz Horizontal; D/L: 3780.000 MHz Vertical Allocated Bandwidth (MHz): 36.000. NASA’s Media Channel will also carry a live telescope feed of the eclipse (#103). This feed is courtesy of NASA and the Exploratorium.

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:


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