Category Archives: global

Overview

We propose laying the groundwork for a large global multi-year project, PBD-UNAWE, that will advance 3 sustainable development goals – SDG 16 (Peace), SDG 4 (Education) and SDG 13 (Climate Action). PBD-UNAWE will use astronomy to inspire young children aged 6 to 8 by exposing them to the iconic photos of our earth as a […]

Final project summary

The project ‘A Touch of Venus’ has developed 20 planetary science resource kits which include a 3D tactile model of planet Venus from NASA’s Magellan data and a book of educational activities with additional helping elements (snapshots of the model to identify some features on it easily, a measuring lace to find features by touch […]

New website

The Supernova Foundation is a global, virtual mentoring programme aimed at women undergraduate and postgraduate physics students, mostly from developing countries, to try to improve gender equality in physics. We target women in physics departments with few or no woman role models and use mentoring by senior female researchers at other institutes to empower them […]

Sonic orbiter

SYSTEM Sounds were selected as artists in residence for a new collaboration between the Ontario Science Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art. In July they premiered the Sonic Orbiter, an arcade-style game that lets people create music with the craters of the Moon. A simple joystick controls the path of an orbiter over the […]

Giant Leaps – Apollo Program Data Sonification (NASA)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, SYSTEM Sounds worked with NASA to convey the history of the Apollo mission’s influence through sound. In this piece, the note pitches indicate the amount of scientific activity associated with Apollo and with NASA’s subsequent missions to explore the moon. Higher pitches indicate greater numbers […]