Sounds of the Cosmos

As part of the 2014 Festival of the Mind, Professor Paul Crowther from the Department of Physics and Astronomy co-organised a public event at the Octagon Centre with Stewart Campbell (Department of Music) that involved a performance of Gustav Holst's Planets Suite by the Sheffield Rep. Orchestra (conductor George Morton), interspersed with short astronomy talks, plus original visuals by local design agency Human Studio.

A selection of photos can be found on Paul's page here: http://pacrowther.staff.shef.ac.uk/sounds-cosmos.html

In addition, a dedicated schools matinee performance was held, plus astronomy-themed activities for local schools and the STFC "Seeing the Universe in all its Light" roadshow.

Sounds of the Cosmos - Telescope

Sounds of the Cosmos - Seeing

Sounds of the Cosmos - Thermal imaging

Images are courtesy of Human Studio, Gary Hewitt and Nick Bax.