Astrophysicist-Recording Artist Is Florida Tech Lecturer

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Public Lecture Series
will present “Acoustic Astronomy: Sounds of the Universe” on April 27 at 8 p.m.
The free presentation will be in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex auditorium,
Room EC118.
The lecture is by Fiorella Terenzi, Brevard Community College astrophysicist and astronomy professor, who says, “I want us all to hear how the music of the
spheres resonates with the music of our hearts.” She is also a musician, author and recording artist.
Terenzi will offer an entertaining, informative multimedia lecture, which includes sounds from radio galaxies, pulsars, the Sun, Saturn, Earth, big bang,
quasars and an X-ray black hole. She brings to life an acoustical universe where each celestial object can be recognized through its acoustic
Terenzi has been featured in Time magazine, People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Glamour and on CNN. She is internationally known for her pioneering
techniques to convert radio waves from galaxies into sound. A lecturer at Stanford University and MIT, she has been called a cross between Madonna and Carl
Sagan. Her CD, “Music from the Galaxies,” was described as “part new age, part Buck Rogers sound track, played on an oscilloscope.”
Stargazing will follow on the rooftop of the Olin Physical Sciences Building, weather-permitting. The F.W. Olin Engineering Center is located on University
Blvd. For more information, call (321) 674-7207, or visit

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