Science Under the Dome: The Music of the Universe​

Astronomers routinely use telescopes to probe the light in the night sky and better understand what the Universe looks like. But, another question has persisted in the minds of scientists since the time of the ancient Greeks.

What does the Universe sound like? Do our ideas about music as a society relate at all to the structure and harmony we observe in the cosmos?

Join us as we explore the vast cosmic soundscape the Universe has to offer. Along the way, we'll learn how radio astronomers tune in to distant objects, how data can be “sonified” to make music, and what sounds spacetime itself makes when black holes collide. The journey to understanding the music of the Universe has not only bridged the gap between the artist and the scientist, but has also driven technological advances that forever changed how we interact and communicate across the globe.

Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fiske Planetarium and Science Center
2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type



Music & Performances, Science & Technology, Fun & Entertainment, Space


Students, General Public, Staff

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences



$12 for Adults, $8 for Students/Youth/Military/Seniors (CU Boulder students are admitted FREE on THURSDAY NIGHT TALKS or SHOWS with valid Buff OneCard.)



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