The link between music and astronomy has deep historical roots. Pythagoras, in his notion of the “Music of the Spheres,” associated vibration ratios of strings with movements of the planets. In the Middle Ages, both music and astronomy – along with arithmetic and geometry – were considered to be part of a group of disciplines known as the quadrivium. William Herschel, often considered to be the father of modern astronomy, was a composer, organist, and central figure in the musical life of Bath, England during the late 1700s. The fabulous Herschel Museum in Bath has an entire room with exhibits...

Every day that our sun shines upon us, it is offering a wonderfully close view of a star, but we can barely stand the sight of it. Yet at night, from our tiny perch in the Milky Way, we can gaze and marvel at billions of stars. It is not a star that impresses us, it is the expansive darkness it is what we don't see that can matter most. We think of the universe as a cold and silent place, but it calls to us everyday in a voice that seems to be without timbre, and so deeply silent...

Fiorella Terenzi is an Italian-born astrophysicist and composer currently based in the United States. She earned her Ph.D in physics from the University of Milan, and studied music composition at the Conservatorio G. Verdi, also in Milan. She is a pioneer of techniques to represent radio signals from galaxies as sound, and is perhaps best known for her CD Music from the Galaxies. Music from the Galaxies is an amazing CD featuring music based on radio signals from the galaxy UGC 6697, seen in the center of this image ( http://dso-browser.com/dso/info/UGC/6697 ). UGC 6697 is a member of the Leo...

Beauty of the Universe has inspired many over the centuries, from poets to astronauts. Check out these "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY) astro inspired envelopes . Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

The project is coordinated by Daniela de Paulis (Italy/Netherlands) along with Richard Clar (France/USA), Jon Ramer (USA), Matthew Withehouse (USA), Kathleen Horner (USA), Robert Eklund (USA) and Thilina Heenatigala (Sri Lanka).   Daniela de Paulis (Italy/Netherlands): Daniela de Paulis is a visual artist and lecturer living and working between Italy and The Netherlands. She works with video, installation, performance and has been an active practitioner since 2001, often collaborating with other artists, scientists and radio amateurs. She holds a BA from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, Italy, and a Master Degree in Fine Arts from Plymouth University, UK....

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.