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ABOUT SEMS:

SEMs is a collaboration of the Physics department and the Computer Science department at the University of North Dakota.

Mission: The mission of SEMs is to help the public take the first step towards understanding astronomy and celestial mechanics.

Goal: The goal of SEMs is to use information technology and modern learning techniques to merge into the general knowledgebase of the public the fundamental concepts of the Sun Earth Moon system (SEMs) and the associated physics.

Objective: The objective of SEMs is to draw the public into the learning process by first sensationalizing the adventure of hunting down and webcasting eclipses. We also want to show how rare eclipses are and to show that science can be exciting and adventurous. Finally, we want to give the public the experience of seeing the event in real-time and in communicating with the rest of the world about it in real-time as well.

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