We all know the melody to "Twinkle, twinkle little star" but have you ever looked up on a starry night and wondered what all those celestial bodies really sound like? A new app from Nashville-based DavidsonDean called AstroCantus can help you with that.
Translated as "star songs" in Latin, AstroCantus detects the differing arrays of stars, planets, and galaxies as the earth turns on its axis and assigns each of these "heavenly" bodies a musical value. The app user can then transform these values into notes that can be played in real time on a wide variety of digitally sampled instruments.
Currently available in the iTunes store, AstroCantus generates music by drawing upon vast astronomical databases of more than 120,000 celestial objects.