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Megamovie Maestros I

Main Project Information
Presented By UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory and Google Making & Science
Goal Sort and analyze photos from the 2017 total solar eclipse
Task Answer quesions about images of the 2017 total solar eclipse
Where Online only

Megamovie Maestros I is a classification effort to learn more about the over 60,000 images that were taken to create the Eclipse Megamovie. The Eclipse Megamovie is a first-of-its-kind citizen science project that brought together thousands of volunteers across the United States to capture the August 2017 total solar eclipse.

With your help, our team will stitch these images together to create a never before seen in-depth look at the Sun's atmosphere as the eclipse traversed the US (i.e., the "Megamovie"). As a result, we'll better understand the behavior and mechanisms of the solar corona.

For more information about our initial August 2017 citizen science effort, and to see an early iteration of the Megamovie, please visit the Eclipse Megamovie website at

How to Join

Anyone can participate in this project, and it's very easy to do! You will see images one at a time from the Eclipse Megamovie image database. For each image, we will ask you what you see. The simple, brief project tutorial will take you through the rest of the instructions. Find out more and get started at NOTE: It's best to create an account on Zooniverse before getting started.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Training Materials
Tags 2017 eclipse, berkeley, eclipse, eclipse megamovie, google, megamovie, moon, solar, sun
Project Updated 11/27/2018