Science Festival Public Talk: Exploring the Sounds of Our Solar System

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This talk is part of the MSU Science Festival.

Title: Exploring the Sounds of Our Solar System

Speaker: Robert Alexander, Sonification Specialist, Astronomy, University of Michigan

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

Note: this talk will be repeated at 6:00 pm.

Target Audience: all ages.

Talk description:
What does the Sun sound like? Can we hear the eruption of massive solar flares? Join Dr. Robert Alexander at the Abrams Planetarium to find the answers to these questions and more in an immersive audio-visual voyage through the solar system. As a NASA fellow, Dr. Alexander worked closely with scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center to produce new scientific discoveries about our closest star with an emerging form of data analysis known as sonification. His work has been showcased on various platforms including TEDx, National Geographic, VICE, Origin Magazine, and NPR, and we are excited to host him for the first time here at MSU. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for an exhilarating ride! This talk will provide thought-provoking fun for all ages – it's not to be missed!