Cosmic Array Installation | Splash Adelaide Winter Festival | Elder Park | 2 & 3 Sep 2017

Cosmic Array Installation

A day and evening experience featuring an array of 16 individual cosmic ray detectors on the Elder Park foreshore in Adelaide.

As a part of the Splash Adelaide 2017 Winter Festival and built in collaboration with artist-musicians Sacred Resonance and Robert Hart of Hardhack, the Cosmic Array Installation event will be a magical experience.

During this event, the public will experience how cosmic rays are all around us and arrive in showers of particles. Each detector will seem to randomly twinkle with colours and sounds that are triggered by cosmic rays. The experience will be not unlike walking through a maze of colourful wind chimes.

However, as cosmic rays arrive in showers of particles, some of these detectors will trigger in unison and others randomly. A similar experience to what can be witnessed in nature like the sounds of Cicadas or the flashing light of Fireflies, where both sound and light fade in and out from randomness into unison.

Cosmic Rays have been present throughout the entire evolutionary history of life on our planet and so this display reinforces our connection with the universe and the importance of science and understanding the natural world.

The project has no agenda other than the first of what they hope are thought-provoking art/science installations which will provide an interesting window into the universe and the natural world around us, leaving the observer to form their own connections and conclusions.

For details on the building of the cosmic array click HERE. 

The event is free!


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Cosmic Array Installation Facebook event page here.

What: Cosmic Array Installation

When: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September 2017 | 11am – 11pm

Where: Elder Park, Adelaide

Who: Everyone

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Image Source: Cosmic Array Installation Facebook event page

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