The Sound of Stars

Scientists at the University of Birmingham who study the ‘music of the stars’ provided sound artist Caroline Devine with data on the pitch of the Sun’s pulses or tones which she used to create a sonic composition. The exhibit ‘The Sound of Stars’ combines the aural and visual – a four-channel sound installation of Caroline’s composition and an animated educational display explaining the origins and use of the music of the stars.

Professor Bill Chaplin, from the University of Birmingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy, said: ‘This is a novel combination of science and art that aims to engage and inspire school-aged children and members of the public with exciting, cutting-edge astronomy research.’ You can listen to Professor Bill Chaplin talk about his research area ‘music of the stars’ in a podcast (produced by Ideas Lab).

More information about Caroline’s work is available on her website.