The paintings were be converted into radio waves , each colour in the paintings equals a note in music
its a Newton idea. The paintings traveled 500,000 miles and returned as altered versions of themselves with individual sound signature files unique to each painting created in the process.
The paintings were sent to the Moon via large radio antennas in Brazil , the UK and Switzerland and received
in The Netherlands by a 25 Metre radio telescope in Dwingeloo all online to music created by Marty Quinn Sonifonics a NASA developed sound out of images software .
Earth calling Moon ................... come in over
Moon calling Earth ....................receiving you loud and clear
Earth: Is anybody there?
Moon: Not a soul
Earth: Are you lonely?
Moon: Not much going on here, so yes a bit lonely
Earth: How about we send you some paintings to brighten up your surface?
Moon: Wonderful, I will look at them and then send them back because I have nothing to hang them on. So how about I BOUNCE them back to Earth?
Earth: Sounds Good
Moon: Yes I look forward to all the colours as I am many shades of grey.
Earth: Here they come OK?
Moon: Ooooooooooooh ...................... boy I can feel the colours, all the colours of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet . Wow !! ............... a lovely LRO false colour Moon painting by Paul Byrne , one of my very round young craters. Oh and now a beautiful SDO First Light sun painting by Lucy Grier , I love the sun. Here comes ................. oh yes indeed ......... it’s another moon Saturn’s Enceladus by Diarmuid Moran . That Moon has an ocean exploding out of it! Now I feel the SDO Solar Flare painting by Liadh Farago oh my ,so gorgeous.
Hold on the next wave brings a little painting of the sun and a big painting of Saturn and Cassini by Deirdre. I feel them all in my craters and maria. I think I can feel some sounds, some music too.
The colours swirled around my craters, over my rays and up my mountains . How special colours are , how exciting to bind them up in radio waves and send them into space to visit me.
How fantastic radio waves are!!! I felt six bouncing paintings what a great experience. Do come back and colour my face again soon. The Earth Moon connection is so exciting, from now on when I bounce the suns light to Earth I will try to feel the colours every day.
Read more about Deirdre's paintings click here
For more technical information visit OPTICKS link below
Thanks to OPTICKS Daniela De Paulis , Jan van Muijlwijk, Deirdre Kelleghan, Paul Byrne , Diarmuid Moran, Lucy Grier, Liadh Farago , Astronomers without Borders, Stillorgan Gold Pack Brownies, St Cronans National School Bray, Solar Dynamics Observatory, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Cassini.
False colour ? What is it ?
Inside light there are seven colours , we can see them sometimes in rainbows.
The colours tell us information about the light
When scientists use "false colours" over an image of something in space, the colours tell them
and us more about the picture.
More here on False Colour and Radio Waves Mission Science