Celestialbody Tracking

Workshop at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France, 2014


CelestialBodyTracking is a workshop that enables you to perceive your personal favorite celestial body like stars, planets, probes, space junk etc. With the help of mobile devices and an echo-like sound, the position of the individual celestial body can be tracked in real-time.

The workshop covers basic programming using Python's pyephem library to obtain the various data formats from different celestial bodies. Furthermore a simple website on the basis of Webaudio API will be provided to read the sensor data of the mobile device and sonify it correspondingly to movements in relation to the actual position of the celestial body. The Participant are invited to bring their mobile devices and computers.

The workshop was held in September 2014 at la Gaîté Lyrique in Paris as part of the 'mal au pixel' festival.

Thanks to Mathieu Marguerin & Kevin Bartoli


Code auf Github https://github.com/sesselastronaut/celestialBodyTracking
Projectdescription http://malaupixel.org/


Python https://www.python.org/

PyEphem - astronomical computations for Python http://rhodesmill.org/pyephem/
JavaScript https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript