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Sonification

A Universe of Sound

Every sound begins with a vibration. When those vibrations travel through the air, they can enter the human eardrum where they are eventually turned into electrical signals that our brain interprets as...
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Five plastic objects in a box
Activities | Audio | Poster

Touchable Universe in a Box

Whether we are feeling the warmth from our closest star, the Sun, during the day, or learning about the majestic array of planets, stars, and galaxies in the greater universe, the sky connects us all....
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In the left picture, a volcano erupts and spews ash, dust and gas into the air. In the right picture, energetic eruptions are powered by jets of high energy particles as material falls into a black hole.
Poster

Braille/Tactile Posters and Cards

Celestial objects as they appear in visible-light telescopes and different spectral regions that are invisible to the naked eye. These posters use a combination of Braille and large-format traditional...
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Audio

Audio Files

Created for another way to experience the universe, these audio files provide audio descriptions of visuals.  Audio Files available at this website include: Podcasts: Visual Descriptions - Narrated...
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3D print of Eta Carinae
Activities

Mini Stars Kits

Our Milky Way galaxy contains several hundred billion stars of all ages, sizes, and masses – and there are billions of galaxies in the universe. One of the central quests of astronomy is to understand...
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Activities

Tactile Images: 30 Doradus Set

Bring the wonders of the universe to everyone, regardless of their visual ability. A library of many Hubble Space Telescope images has been designed to be downloaded and printed on microcapsule paper,...
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Activities

Tactile Images: Galaxies and Universe Images

Bring the wonders of the universe to everyone, regardless of their visual ability. A library of many Hubble Space Telescope images has been designed to be downloaded and printed on microcapsule paper,...
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Activities

Tactile Images: Life and Death of Stars Images

Bring the wonders of the universe to everyone, regardless of their visual ability. A library of many Hubble Space Telescope images has been designed to be downloaded and printed on microcapsule paper,...
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Activities

Tactile Images: Solar System Images

Bring the wonders of the universe to everyone, regardless of their visual ability. A library of many Hubble Space Telescope images has been designed to be downloaded and printed on microcapsule paper,...
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Illustration of hand on left placing a star in hand on right
3D Object | Activities

3D Printing the X-ray Universe

Despite our limited abilities to travel to distant objects in outer space, astronomers, computer scientists, and others are developing techniques that nudge astronomy visualization forward from two-dimensional...
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