ChromoTone is a wonderful way to explore the meaning of astronomy in wavelengths beyond the optical. Rather than apply colours to the different wavelengths of the EM spectrum, ChromoTone uses different notes, turning colour into musical sounds.

What’s really great about ChromoTone is the blend of astronomy and music. The group that made this cool project – which was created at the .Astronomy 3 Hack Day in Oxford – consisted of astrophysicists and musicians. They were Jon YardleyHaley GomezEd Gomez and Rob Hollow. They not only turned frequencies of light into frequencies of sound, but went the extra mile by making the sounds actually nice to listen to.

ChromoTone won the top prize at the Hack Day and I hope the group will continue to develop it further. This is a great example of kind of project that .Astronomy aims to promote.

I’ll be blogging more of the Hack Day projects soon.


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