Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Air and Space Museum
Website Records, 2017
This accession consists of two pages from the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) website related to the 2017 total solar eclipse as well as tweets using the hashtag "#RoadTripToTotality."
The web pages were crawled on August 18, 2017, three days before the eclipse on August 21. One page provides information about solar eclipses and safely viewing and photographing them. The other page provides details about eclipse-related events and activities at the museum.
The hashtag "#RoadTripToTotality" was primarily used by the crew of "STEM in 30," a television show produced by NASM for middle school students, in their posts on Twitter. Twitter is a microblogging platform and its posts are known as "tweets." The crew documented their road trip to broadcast live from the path of totality. The hashtag was also used by others on Twitter to document their own experiences related to the eclipse. Tweets using this hashtag were exported into a spreadsheet between August 13 and September 4, 2017. The results from a search of Twitter on the hashtag were crawled on August 21, 2017.
Materials are in electronic format.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Web sites
- Museums -- Public relations
- Aeronautical museums
- Astronautical museums
- Special events
- Solar eclipses
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Online social networks
- Social media
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-037, National Air and Space Museum, Website Records