Rock and Astronomy Under the Sky Concert
9 May 2019
Event poster for the Rock and Astronomy Under the Sky event on 10 May at the Parque Enrique Tierno Galván in Madrid, Spain.
Credit: Rock and Astronomy Under the Sky
On Friday 10 May the IAU100 special project Rock and Astronomy Under the Sky event will feature various talks, sky observations and a musical astronomy festival that is free and open access for audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
This unique event will take place at the Parque Enrique Tierno Galván (next to the Madrid Planetarium) in Madrid, Spain. The event’s programme includes a musical talk by José Antonio Caballero, an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrobiology and a popular science communicator. In it he will review, with the help of McGuiller, a multitude of examples of astronomical music and musical astronomy. Presentations will also be made by representatives of partner and sponsor organisations. The event’s highlight will feature Antonio Arias and some members of the indie rock groups from Granada 'Lagartija Nick' and 'Lori Meyers', who will interpret their subjects with more astronomical and spatial inspiration, while projecting spatial images in the dome of a planetarium. Representatives of the Astronomical Association of South Madrid will also support telescope observations of the Moon, visible planets and constellations. You can check the full programme here.
The project is organized by the Planetarium of Madrid and the Center for Astrobiology (CSIC-INTA), and sponsored by the European Space Agency, the Spanish Society of Astronomy, the European Space Astronomy Center Faculty. With the collaboration of the Astronomical Association of Madrid Sur, DOS40, Manu Contreras and Ekhi Uranga.
Rock and Astronomy Under the Sky is a IAU100 Special project. You can learn more about the selected IAU100 Special Projects here.