Have you wondered how the visually impaired and others who can’t use their own eyes to see Monday, August 21st’s Eclipse will be affected and engaged? Did you hear about the project from NASA’s Heliophysics Education Consortium? To find out answers to these questions VRS is reproducing information here so please enjoy and share with others…
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On August 21, 2017, millions of people will view a total solar eclipse as it passes through the United States. However, for the visually impaired, or others who are unable to see the eclipse with their own eyes, the Eclipse Soundscapes Project delivers a multisensory experience of this exciting celestial event. The project, from NASA’s Heliophysics Education Consortium, will include audio descriptions of the eclipse in real time, recordings of the changing environmental sounds during the eclipse, and an interactive “rumble map” app that will allow users to visualize the eclipse through touch.
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.
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/