Category Archives: global

update: Tactile model of Venus

The project “A Touch of Venus” has tested a prototype of the Venus globe at several venues, like the CAP Meeting n Fukuoka and the IAU’s Exhibition “Inspiring Stars” in Vienna. After receiving some feedback, we improved the model to a final version that is being printed. So far 5 out of the 20 Venus […]

update: Pulsar and Blazar musicalizations

Latest on SYSTEM Sounds website BLACK WIDOW PULSAR Listen to the sound of the Black Widow Pulsar as it destroys its mate! The pulsar’s 622Hz period produces an Eb note and the flickers are caused by the radio beam passing through the brown dwarf’s tail which acts like a magnifying glass. All sounds in these […]

update: Final report

The project created a physical simulator that demonstrates the effects of light pollution on the starry sky and the difference that well-designed lighting can make. The simulator consists of a LED-based model board simulating the starry sky and several LED model light fixtures. The board simulates the night sky using LED’s of variable brightness, simulating […]

update: Musicalizations

SYSTEM Sounds has created music from astronomical systems and data. Below is some of their work. Project website The motion of the solar system’s terrestrial planets is converted into musical pitches and rhythms   2. Saturn’s rings are converted into musical notes. Visit for an interactive version   3. The Sound of Jupiter’s Moons