What can I do to become more involved with eclipses?

The totality only lasts a few very brief minutes and it may be the only such event you ever get to see in your life, so please make sure that you are not so distracted with projects that you miss the event! That said, many people try to photograph the eclipse, which requires lots of pre-planning before the event and sometimes involves specialized equipment. Other simple projects can involve measuring temperature, daylight and animal behavior changes in your immediate area. These supplementary activities are simple to perform and require a minimum of distraction from your personal enjoyment of the event!