Capturing the Sounds of a Solar Eclipse

  • Released Saturday, October 14, 2023

In April 2024, volunteers can join the Eclipse Soundscapes project to help NASA scientists better understand how wildlife is impacted by solar eclipses. Volunteers will gather sound recordings, make observations using any of their senses, and even help with data analysis from across the path of the eclipse. This video features interviews from Eclipse Soundscapes experts MaryKay Severino, Dr. William “Trae” Winter III, and Dr. William Oestreich, and highlights natural resource manager Dr. Chace Holzhueser at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, who will be conducting a similar study for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

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Volunteer scientists Amy Van Artsdalen (who appears first) in Hillsboro, TX., and Ashley Bales (who appears second) and Sheryl Schickedanz (who appears third) at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in Fort Worth, TX., make preparations for their involvement in the Eclipse Soundscapes project ahead of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.


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This page was originally published on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
This page was last updated on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 1:17 PM EDT.


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