Clara Brasseur is a software engineer in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) at the Space Telescope Science Institute. They primarily work on building tools for programmatic access to the MAST archive, such as Astroquery and TESScut. They also do multi-wavelength research into stellar flares on sun-like stars.
Astronify: listening to the stars
Sonification is the process by which data is represented by sound. There are nearly infinite ways to sonify data, and sonification has been applied in fields such as solar physics, stellar astrophysics, supernovae, and gravitational waves to the interest and delight of hundreds of thousands of listeners. We present Astronify, a new Python package for sonifying data series, particularly light curves. Astronify focuses on being scientifically useful, particularly for blind and visually impaired astronomers. This talk will describe the design and usage of this software, including both the underlying algorithms we use to turn data into sound and the user experience. This package is open source and welcomes community contributions. We will also discuss future plans and how interested parties can get involved.