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Space Lecture – The music of stars reveals their deep interiors

18 Dec 2019

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Address: Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Winchester, UK SO21 1HZ
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In olden times, arts and science were associated as tools to describe the world. Greek philosophers described a mystical Universe where each planet and star would have a corresponding note, creating a cosmic orchestra. This description fell into oblivion until 1960 and the discovery of variations in the Solar luminosity. These variations come from surface vibrations caused by sound waves within the Sun, that resonates just like a (very big) bell. Most stars show similar variations, the real music of stars.

Dr Giovanni Mirouh will link recent results in this field, which is at the core of his current research, with basics of music theory. You will see that the vibrations of stars are not very different from those of a guitar string, and can even be used to compose pieces that are, quite literally, out of this world.
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4.30pm lecture £8

6.30pm lecture £10

 

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The lecture takes place at 4.30pm and 6.30pm and will  run for 1.5 hours