CosMOnic (COSmos harMONIC) is a sonification project with a triple purpose: analysis (by means of sounds) of any type of data, source of inspiration for artistic creations, and pedagogical and dissemination purposes. In this contribution we present the work recently produced by CosMonic in the latter field, creating specific cases for the inclusive astronomy dissemination project AstroAccesible for blind and partially sighted people, but also aimed at a general public that wants to understand astrophysics in an alternative format. For this project, CosMonic seeks to create simple astronomical cases in their acoustic dimension in order to be easily understood. CosMonic's philosophy for these sonifications can be summarized in a simple metaphor: painting graphs with sounds. Sonification is a powerful tool that helps to enhance visual information. Therefore, CosMonic accompanies its audios with animations, using complementary methods to reach a general public. In addition to provide some cases created by CosMonic for inclusive astronomy, we also share our experience with different audiences, as well as suggest some ideas for a better use of sonification in (global) inclusive outreach.
- Pub Date:
- May 2022
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics;
- Physics - Physics Education;
- Physics - Physics and Society
- 5 pages, 2nd Workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion, 17-18 November 2021 (virtual). To be appeared in the Proceedings (digital version) of the Revista Mexicana de Astronom\'ia y Astrof\'isica (Serie de Conferencias)