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Record an Eclipse Soundscape

The Eclipse Soundscapes Project is seeking citizen scientists.

Are you an audio engineer with mixing software? A nature enthusiast with birding mics? A regular joe with a free recording app on your smartphone? Eclipse Soundscapes wants YOU to help record environmental sounds during the August 21, 2017 eclipse. We are working with partners at the National Park Service and Brigham Young University, Idaho to capture changes in soundscapes as the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun. We are also expanding the invitation to citizen scientists, who can take their own recordings and share them with us on our free, open source database at In doing so, we hope to learn something about how animals — and humans, too — react to the awe and wonder or a solar eclipse.

For information on how to record and submit an eclipse soundscape, visit our Citizen Science page.