NASA to set up in Mazatlan to document the solar eclipse of 2024
MAZATLAN, SIN - In 2024, NASA will be installed in the port of Mazatlan to document that year's solar eclipse, informed the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT), through the Mexican Space Agency (AEM).
Through a press release, the agency informed that it will work together with the US space agency (NASA) and the Mazatleca Astronomical Society, in the educational activity "Total Solar Eclipse-April 2024".
Salvador Landeros Ayala, general director of the AEM, said that Mexico will be in the eyes of the world, because the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, was chosen by NASA as the best geographical point to set up and document the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024.
"We are pleased that our collaborations with NASA, this time in a coordinated activity with the Mazatlan Astronomical Society, contribute to the goal of attracting young people to science and study, in order to take them away from the causes of violence," said Landeros Ayala.
"We feel very lucky to be here in Mazatlan, because this will be the best place in the world to observe this phenomenon," said Gregory Schmidt, a member of NASA's Solar System Survey and Exploration Virtual Institute (SSERVI).
During a meeting held at the great Mazatlan-Mar de Cortes Aquarium and accompanied by scientist Christina Gibbs, from the same NASA institute, they emphasized that an astronomical event with these characteristics will not be repeated for another 300 years in this area.