Monthly Archives: June 2016

TED talk: How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

When Wanda Diaz Merced lost her sight in her early 20s, her dreams of studying stars in the visually oriented scientific world suffered a major setback — until she discovered “sonification,” a way to turn huge data sets into audible sound using pitch, duration and other properties. Merced realized that she could use her ears […]

Crowd funding campaign

S.P.A.C.E. (Solving Problems and Cosmic Exploration), running from the Unizulu Science Centre is running a crowd funding campaign. We have tested ties with local schools and communities and partners throughout the region who will work with us on our astronomy initiative, S.P.A.C.E. With current funding, we will be developing resources to promote science and astronomy learning […]