Solar eclipses are VERY cool, but they need to be observed very carefully.
An eclipse will be observable over much of the US on August 21
During an eclipse, we gaze in amazement as day becomes night. But, along with the striking visual effects, the soundscape of natural environments changes dramatically. The changes in the sounds of the eclipse are not only of interest to sociologists, birders, and naturalists, but will also give the blind and visually impaired an opportunity to experience this rare celestial event.
The Eclipse Soundscapes project will use a specially designed app to allow citizen scientists to record environmental sounds before, during, and after the August 21, 2017 eclipse. These recordings will be shared across the world in order to give everyone the opportunity to experience the awe of a total solar eclipse.
See project website
Join our project: https://goo.gl/forms/lu8CkUcbxHMIdZw12
Thanks to our partners
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eclipse Soundscapes Project
c/o Henry "Trae" Winter, MS 58
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Eclipse Mob, http://www.eclipsemob.org/
RantWoman has small gripes with this site:
--RantWoman would love some kind of short description of the parts of the US where the eclipse will be most observable.
--RantWoman as a competent blind person who works with people of many different abilities and disabilities will also need standard "how to safely observe and eclipse without destroying your vision" guidance. RantWoman as a busy blind person would be thrilled if this page included a link to instructions like this; RantWoman as a competent blind person is capable of looking things up her own darn self, but...
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