Sounds of Space: An Art/Science Collaboration
Friday 25th October
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join British Antarctic Survey space weather scientist Dr Nigel Meredith, artist-engineer Diana Scarborough and professional dancer Becky Byers on a science-inspired journey of off-world sounds. This FREE event includes an introduction to the ‘sounds of space’, an immersive new performance blending animation, space ‘sounds’, music and contemporary dance, and a panel discussion with Q&A.
Discover the Sounds of Space.
A variety of radio emissions are produced naturally on Earth and on other bodies throughout the solar system and beyond. These cannot be heard directly, but conversion to sound reveals a series of weird and wonderful noises known as the ‘sounds of space’. Our performance is designed to celebrate the beauty, wonder and context of these amazing, natural sounds.
Join us and embark on a visual and audio journey from Halley, Antarctica to beyond the galaxy!
Dr Nigel Meredith is a space weather scientist at British Antarctic Survey. He uses satellite data to develop global models of plasma waves in near Earth space for input into radiation belt codes and, ultimately, to forecast space weather.
Diana Scarborough is an artist-engineer whose multimedia practice is cross-discipline and collaborative. She takes inspiration from research that embraces concepts of data, code, sound, archival history, technology and environmental concerns and rephrases them from an art perspective.
Further information is available from the British Antarctic Survery website.
Suitable for ages 11+
Free, but reservations are required, and will open at 11am on Monday 23rd September