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Free: August eclipse video set to music

Sunday, October 22, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Sharon Shanks
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The visual - and musical - beauty of the 2017 eclipse

I had the privilege of composing the music to this outstanding time-lapse video of the total eclipse, taken by Joe Woolbright. The video has been featured in Sky & Telescope and requested by more than 20 planetariums across the USA and Australia. On YouTube (please search for “David Fogel Eclipse 2017” or click on the link provided below) the video has received over 4100 views and received many terrific comments.

We'd be pleased if you would provide a link to this resource for others to play. We also have an HD digitally remastered mpg4 of the video and Joe and I would be happy to send it to anyone by request.

It's free.

Thanks very much for your consideration.


David Fogel, Ph.D.

About the creators:

Joe Woolbright is an amateur astronomer who enjoys taking pictures of the many wonders in the night sky. His background includes event videography and he has been a software engineer for over 25 years. He lives in a small town in Southern Illinois with his wife of 34 years and their 13-year-old daughter. Joe's astrophotography images can be seen at

Dr. David Fogel is an award-winning internationally recognized scientist, as well as a professional composer/musician and amateur astrophotographer. David was named one of the top-100 most influential alumni in the 50-year history of the University of California at San Diego in 2009. A native San Diegan, he holds a Ph.D. in engineering, an honorary doctorate, and is registered as a music artist with BMI, Inc. You can learn more about David at and


Sharon Shanks says...
Posted Sunday, October 22, 2017
David is wondering if anyone is interested in setting this to fulldome - any takers?? Contact him!

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