THE CONVERSATION: How my astronomy data from the Lovell telescope was used to create an immersive light and sound show

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    As a scientist, I was recently involved in bringing my work to the big screen. This was not a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster but “big screen” in the literal sense: an art production about science that used the Lovell radio telescope, a 3,200-ton steel behemoth supporting of a 76-metre wide dish, to generate and show audio-visual art that drew on scientific data.

    I have been involved with numerous public engagement opportunities over the years: giving public lectures, visiting students in schools, interacting on social media, being interviewed about new discoveries. There is however another form of public engagement that I have come to experience in the past year, which I would probably never have considered if not for the fact that it came knocking at my door: connecting with an artist developing a piece inspired by the scientific work that my colleagues and I do.

    Period30 Jul 2018

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    • TitleHow my astronomy data from the Lovell telescope was used to create an immersive light and sound show
      Media name/outletThe Conversation
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date30/07/18
      DescriptionAs a scientist, I was recently involved in bringing my work to the big screen. This was not a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster but “big screen” in the literal sense: an art production about science that used the Lovell radio telescope, a 3,200-ton steel behemoth supporting of a 76-metre wide dish, to generate and show audio-visual art that drew on scientific data.

      I have been involved with numerous public engagement opportunities over the years: giving public lectures, visiting students in schools, interacting on social media, being interviewed about new discoveries. There is however another form of public engagement that I have come to experience in the past year, which I would probably never have considered if not for the fact that it came knocking at my door: connecting with an artist developing a piece inspired by the scientific work that my colleagues and I do.
      URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-my-astronomy-data-from-the-lovell-telescope-was-used-to-create-an-immersive-light-and-sound-show-100397
      PersonsRene Breton

    Keywords

    • astronomy
    • art
    • public engagement with science