Education and Outreach
We have developed in-classroom multi-sensory activities that cover curriculum content for school pupils aged 8-14 (specifically using the published Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 curriculum in England). The current activities include interacting with segments of “Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System,” crafting rocky planet surfaces and building tactile models of the solar system. The workshops combine auditory, tactile and visual elements such that a variety of available activities are suitable for children with various levels of sight and/or hearing.
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Lessons plans and downloadable resources (including models for 3D printers), all based around using tactile models to represent Astronomy. Primarily for upper-elementary and high school pupils.
A Touch of the Universe
A tactile planetarium show of constellations ("The Sky in Your Hands") and 3D tactile models of the Moon, Venus, Mars, and Mercury among others.
A suite of sound-based resources from this incredible sci-art project, bringing the cosmos to you through sound. This includes movies including sonification approaches and interactive applets covering everything from the Moon to the deepest edges of the Universe.
Suitable for adults and older students, access astronomical data from around the world, presented in an accessible way. With the phone App, point up to the night sky and get an audio description and sonification-based understanding of where you are pointing.
From Space to Sound
Brought to you by NASA and SYSTEM-Sounds, listen to some of the most incredible astronomical images ever taken with space-based telescopes including Hubble and Chandra. The images are given a new artistic dimension by representing them with sound.
A series of sonifications based around astronomy. CosMonic combines helpful animations with sonifications with the goal to communicate concepts in an accessible way to members of the public.