AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 78 Informal Astronomy Programs
Poster, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Ballroom

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[78.01] Informal education: space weather music using sonification of solar wind data

L. M. Peticolas, R. M. Manzanares, N. Craig, J. G. Luhmann, E. Campion, B. Mendez (University of California at Berkeley)

Space weather is driven by solar processes that create a dynamic solar wind which, in turn, can interact with Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere. Sharing the science of these processes, such as coronal mass ejections, with the public at large is a challenge. We have met that challenge by forming collaborations between musicians, programmers, and scientists to map data to music as a way to make solar wind data more accessible to the general public. The music produced can then be shared with the public via web pages, concerts, or even museum kiosks. We will present our work on converting solar wind particle and electric fields data to music. Our presentation will emphasize both the challenges and successes we have encountered during this project and our goals for how to use it in the future. We would like to thank NASA STEREO (SWAVES and IMPACT teams) for funding this project.

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