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Online concert: ‘Exploring Exoplanets Through Music’ by David Ibbett

Text by CLOT Magazine

The Science Museum of Virginia run experiential exhibits, programs, films, and interesting lab demos, among many other initiatives. They encourage discovery and generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and math.

On December 30, they are presenting the Lunch Break Science, for which composer and educator Dr David Ibbett will perform a virtual solo lecture-recital which was inspired by the work of Roy Gould from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Over 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered. Are any home to life? Too small to be seen directly, most exoplanets are detected as shadows across their parent star. By analyzing these shadows, David has sonified (light->sound) their spectra into a musical language of molecules and exoplanets. Ibbett explores this crucial question as he translates the universe into a symphony of science and sound in his debut album: Octave of Light, an album of exoplanet music.  

The digital event is free to attend, but registration is required. Free with registration here.

(Image courtesy of Luch Break Science)

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