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Paper: Public Outreach in Asteroseismology
Volume: 349, Astrophysics of Variable Stars
Page: 421
Authors: Kollath, Z.
Abstract: Although public talks of astronomy and cosmology are usually attractive for the general audience, it is very hard to present specialized topics like stellar pulsation to the public at large. Fortunately parallels between the different disciplines, even between science and art, can help to popularize the interior physics of stars.
For example, acoustic waves of pulsating stars have a very close relation to the sounds in musical instruments. This connection makes it possible to use sounds, even music for the demonstration of stellar processes. Stellar voices can be combined with computer animation too. Beyond these complex examples, simple systems, like soap-bubbles can be used to exhibit stellar-like oscillations.
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