Using sounds and sonifications for astronomy outreach

Ballesteros, Juan Carlos and Luque Serrano, Bartolome (2008). Using sounds and sonifications for astronomy outreach. In: "Innovation in Astronomy Education". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 113-115. ISBN 9780521880152.

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Title: Using sounds and sonifications for astronomy outreach
Author/s:
  • Ballesteros, Juan Carlos
  • Luque Serrano, Bartolome
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Innovation in Astronomy Education
Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780521880152
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada y Estadística [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Good astronomy pictures, like those of the HST, play an important and wellknown role in astronomy outreach, triggering curiosity and interest. This same aim can also be achieved by means of sounds. Here we present the use of astronomy-related sounds and data sonifications to be used in astronomy outreach. These sounds, which people are unlikely to hear in the normal course of things, are a good tool for stimulating interest when teaching astronomy. In our case, sounds are successfully used in ‘‘The sounds of science,’’ a weekend science-dissemination program heard on the principal national radio station, Radio Nacional de Espan˜a (RNE). But teachers can also easily make use of these sounds in the classroom, since only a simple cassette player is needed.

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Item ID: 4724
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4724/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4724
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521880152
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Oct 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:49
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