Interdisciplinary Approaches to Astronomy: The Music of the Spheres

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Link to Resource: https://www.capjournal.org/issues/20/20_14.pdf
Resource Type:Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials
Grade Level:
11 12
Language:English
Format:pdf
Organization:Andrew Fraknoi; Foothill College
Publication Date:2016
Summary:In this illustrated introduction we discuss a variety of musical piece (both classical and popular) that were inspired by astronomical ideas, history, or discoveries. The pieces cited range from operas about Einstein, Kepler, Galileo, and others, through the on-line Supernova Sonata and to a number of rock songs about black holes. We also discuss pieces where astronomical data have been transformed into music in several intriguing ways.
Subjects: art; astronomy
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