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Eclipse Megamovie Photo Release

Karin Hauck

Our Eclipse Megamovie Project is a first-of-its-kind citizen science project that enlisted thousands of volunteers from locations across the United States to capture images of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. These individual photos are being stitched together to give us an extended look at the sun’s atmosphere. We’ve always intended to make these images public as well, and we’re pleased to announce that the first of many access points is finally available!



Eclipse Megamovie!

Karin Hauck

Were you along the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017? If so, we hope you participated in the Eclipse Megamovie Project! We wanted as many photos of the eclipse as we could gather, and created a special upload site for the public to submit their photos (such as the beautiful composite at top left). Here are three ways to watch the incredible results. First, a mini-documentary from Google: Chasing Totality: the Making of the Eclipse Megamovie. Next, The Crowd & The Cloud also made a road trip from Charleston SC to Dubois WY to hear from many of the enthusiastic volunteer photographers contributing to the Eclipse Megamovie project. And here is a 360 degree video capturing the event in virtual reality!

Join Us August 21st: Eclipse Megamovie

Karin Hauck

If you will be along the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, then we hope you can participate in the Eclipse Megamovie Project! We want as many photos of the eclipse as we can gather, and we will have a special upload site for the public to submit their photos.

You don’t need special equipment to be part of history. You can also use apps like the free Eclipse Megamovie Mobile app (available now on Android and iOS) to plan for the eclipse, automatically take photos, and share images and data with project scientists.

B.A.T.S. is Hosting Two Major Events

Karin Hauck
cartoon of mice in hot air balloonThis March, Multiverse's Bay Area Teen Science (B.A.T.S.) initiative is hosting two major events. First, all Bay Area high school students are invited to the FREE B.A.T.S. Teen Career Conference on Saturday, March 18th at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. Visit the Teen Career Conference web page for full details and to register. The second event is for education professionals who provide STEM learning and career building opportunities for San Francisco Bay Area teenagers through afterschool and other "out-of-school time" programs, and for those who want to better connect with this community. This first ever B.A.T.S. Professionals Conference is also free to attend and will be held Tuesday, March 28th at UC Berkeley.  Visit the Professionals Conference web page for additional details and to register. 

But what is B.A.T.S. and how did it all get started? The B.A.T.S. initiative began back in early 2011 when Multiverse sought other teen programs to partner with for a nighttime science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) themed event run by teenagers for teenagers.
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