Eclipse Soundscapes app and citizen science project

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Eclipse Soundscapes Project logo

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be seen by millions of people in the United States.  The Eclipse Soundscapes Project will help students with visual impairments experience the eclipse through a multisensory approach which will include real-time audio descriptions of the event, recordings of environmental sounds during the event and an interactive "rumble map" that will allow users to visualize the eclipse through touch. Learn more about the Eclipse Soundscapes Project here.

Citizen Science Opportunity

Teachers: Your class can actively participate in this project by registering for and recording audio during the solar eclipse. Learn more about this citizen science opportunity here!

The information collected through this project will be recorded and made available after the solar eclipse.  Teachers: This solar eclipse documentation is accessible for all students and can be used in science lessons after the fact.

The Eclipse Soundscapes app will be available soon!  UPDATE:  Eclipse Soundscapes is now available in the App Store!

Eclipse Soundscape app is now available in Google Play.


Posted by Diane BraunerAug 13, 2017

Ack! I just loaded it and it's so cool! Love moving around the rumble map. Great feature that you can add markers that "blip" when you pass over them again.  - J

Posted by Diane BraunerAug 16, 2017

Here is a link to the audio experience of the solar eclipse.  On this page are two sets of instructions on how to stream the audio for people who do and do not use a screen reader.

Another option to access the broadcast is to go to the ACB radio website and select the "click here to play" button.  Then, select the link for your music or streaming radio.  You can also listen on any telephone by dialing (605) 475-8130 and select option 4.