[NFBO-Linn-benton] Eclipse experiences made more interactive

Kristen Jocums kjocums at icloud.com
Fri Aug 18 14:44:22 UTC 2017

Here's some info off another list to consider for Monday - adjust times for
our zone!


(1) The Eclipse Soundscapes app for iOs devices is perhaps the most
revolutionary, since this offers the user a chance to experience this event
through vibrational touch on the screen as well as through sound.  A special
app, available through iTunes, uses an interactive rumble map customized to
the viewer's location.  The Soundscapes app will geolocate you and start the
narration to align with the planetary movements as they occur from your
local vantage point. The specialized imaging description techniques making
this possible were developed by the National Center for Accessible Media
(NCAM), a part of television station WGBH of Boston, Massachusetts. .  Other
partners in the Eclipse Soundscapes project are the Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory (H.E.C.) and the National Park Service.  Download
the app from

I am not aware that this app is available for Android devices.


(2)  If you have a way to get to Facebook,  tune in Monday beginning

12:00 PM EDT as the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and solar
astrophysicist Henry "Trae" Winter put on a special, pre-eclipse live event
geared with the blind and visually impaired in mind.

Follow this project on Facebook at



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