If the stars were instruments, how might they sound?

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Lough Neagh Discovery Centre at Oxford Island was last year launched as the first Dark Sky site in Northern Ireland and to celebrate the centre will be hosting a musical evening with a difference.

Craigavon Borough Council’s Conversation Team have partnered with the Armagh Observatory and award winning composer Robert Jarvis to launch the ‘aroundNorth’ project’s week-long countrywide tour before it takes up permanent residency in Armagh Observatory.

The event, on Thursday, March 12, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, will see sonic-art project ‘aroundNorth’ transform the night sky into a celestial music box rotating around Polaris, the North Star.

As each star passes a virtual line in the sky, it triggers a musical note rather like the pins of a musical box and based on its colour spectrum, mass, brightness and distance from earth, creates a mesmerising sound map of the universe.

For more information or to book your place contact the Conservation Team at Craigavon Borough Council on 028 3831 1678.