This incredible dynamic sculpture created by Tim Otto Roth channels some of these feelings about the accelerating universe. Important themes that are related to that discovery are echoed in the piece: blueshifts and redshifts, isotropy and homogenity,our inabilty to see the strings directing the action, the struggle to perceive depth in the universe are just a few ... ( Nobel laureate Adam Riess)
Yet the Pythagoreans connected the celestial spheres with quite a formal sound approach resulting in a description of tone intervals as mathematical fractions of integers. These ideas of a Harmony of the Spheres were taken over in Renaissance by the mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler or music theoricians as Gioseffo Zarlino and Vincenzo Galilei, the father of Galileo Galilei.
The Heaven’s Carousel looks how the mechanics of the heavens might sound like in the age of modern astronomy. Here a deep look into the distant universe reveals that light gets an acoustic quality as we are seeing a light echo of worlds which have existed at very different times in the past.
Background image: Light echo of the early univers - detail of the Hubble Deep Field. A very distant start explosion (Supernova) was discovered in that record made with the Hubble Space Telescope. This special type of Supernova (Ia) was of importance discovering the accelerated expansion of the Universe. (image: STScI)