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Mixing with the Stars

Make your own space music and see solar flares at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre, London.

The incredible sights and sounds of solar flares will be revealed at a one-off, free event at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre, London.
Six space artists, musicians and scientists will discuss and explain how these sounds are captured and what we can learn from them at Mixing with the Stars on Thursday 30 November. And visitors to the Dana Centre – the UK’s only dedicated venue for adults to discuss contemporary science – will get the chance to make their own space music!
Semiconductor, creators of Brilliant Noise, a sound film of solar flares, will be playing their film and explaining how it was made. They will also show the audience how they created the sounds for the film before giving members of the public the chance to make music which is quite literally from outer space.
Also speaking at the Mixing with the Stars event will be:
• Chris Davis will reveal what equipment is needed for filming the sun
• Liliane Lijn will show how she makes art out of aerogel – the substance that astronauts use to capture space dust
• Don Kurtz, astrophysicist, will explain what sounds recorded from solar flares mean
• Jade Hamilton, musician and artist, will play her music composed from sounds recorded at the Royal Observatory.
Further information, interviews and images are available from Richard Purnell:
Science Museum Press Office, 020 7942 4357; richard.purnell@nmsi.ac.uk.


Dr Chris Davis | talks
Ms Liliane Lijn | talks
Professor Don Kurtz | talks
Ms Jade Hamilton | talks


Date and Time:

30 November 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
+44 20 79 42 40 40
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Science Museum
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Our events are open to anyone aged 18 and over.
The Centre’s vibrant café bar with free wireless network is open throughout the day
People across the UK and beyond can experience live events by webcast and more on www.danacentre.org.uk

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