An opportunity to contribute to a first-of-its-kind citizen science project: the Eclipse Megamovie! The project is looking to get photographs of the upcoming August 21st total solar eclipse to build a movie of images from coast to coast. Need skilled photographers to help create the movie as well as support solar science.

The aim is to recruit over 1,000 amateur photographers and astronomers who will be on the path of totality on August 21, 2017. Team members receive training and submit a practice image before the eclipse. Once you qualify, you will receive a pin to designate your status as an official photographer for the project. Your name will also be included in the credits of the final Eclipse Megamovie. If you want to participate, visit ebsite and SIGN IN to apply!

Basic equipment necessary for participating in the Eclipse Megamovie Project:

  • Camera: DSLR (digital single lens reflex)
  • Telephoto or zoom lens: minimum focal length of 300mm
  • A stable and level tripod
  • Ability to identify the GPS coordinates and time to the nearest second