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#26 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 02:56 PM

I’m sure this has been discussed before on CN in past years but awesome topic and suggestions! Thanks Golgo et al!

‘Stars’ by Switchfoot

Yes, it has on multiple occasions. 

https://www.jonnserr...iscography.html


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Posted 09 June 2021 - 04:08 PM

The quiet sounds of nature.... 

 

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 07:36 PM

The quiet sounds of nature....


The sound of silence?
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Posted 09 June 2021 - 08:27 PM

The sound of silence?

I assume that you weren't referring to the Simon and Garfunkel song...tongue2.gif

 

No, there is never silence. There is the wind, the rustling of leafs in the cottonwood trees, coyotes, deer, birds, crickets among other things. Most of us are completely bombarded with noise and sound 7/24 for days on end and in the City or Suburbs, it doesn't necessarily stop at night. I look forward to the stillness and quiet at our off grid cabin, no TV's, Phones, iPads. It's free therapy...

 

Cabin Panorama

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 05:15 AM

No, there is never silence. There is the wind, the rustling of leafs in the cottonwood trees, coyotes, deer, birds, crickets among other things.


A calm winter night is sometimes completely silent. Until the barred owls and coyotes start up, anyway.



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Posted 10 June 2021 - 02:27 PM

I assume that you weren't referring to the Simon and Garfunkel song...tongue2.gif

 

No, there is never silence. There is the wind, the rustling of leafs in the cottonwood trees, coyotes, deer, birds, crickets among other things. Most of us are completely bombarded with noise and sound 7/24 for days on end and in the City or Suburbs, it doesn't necessarily stop at night. I look forward to the stillness and quiet at our off grid cabin, no TV's, Phones, iPads. It's free therapy...

 

Wish I could visit. Sounds nice


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Posted 11 June 2021 - 09:01 AM

Genesis: "Watcher of the Skies"


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Posted 11 June 2021 - 09:36 PM

These are amazing. And more amazing is that I have two not mentioned, both from one of my favorites The Dave Matthews Band:

 

Nine Planets

Satellite

 

Great to make a playlist of everyone's selection to play at public outreach!



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Posted 16 June 2021 - 03:53 PM

For me it has to be the soundtrack to the 2000AD film closely followed by Holst’s The Planets. 


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Posted 18 November 2021 - 09:55 PM

Here's a new one I like while playing with Stellarium.

Stellardrone Light Years

 

 


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Posted 18 November 2021 - 11:49 PM

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 10:36 PM

Here's a new one I like while playing with Stellarium.

Stellardrone Light Years

Try this series from Andrew Rader: https://www.youtube....mUkMeAceWXkToyv

 

Not something you can deeply analyze but very nice atmospheres. Also, pretty much anything from Hammock: https://www.youtube....kmusic/featured


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Posted 20 January 2022 - 12:47 AM

A few not yet mentioned...

 

David Bowie - Space Oddity

Foreigner - Star Rider

Steve Miller - Space Cowboy



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Posted 21 January 2022 - 08:09 PM

There are a number of really good albums by Between Interval, Dave Luxton, Altus (not the rap artist), and Kevin Kendle worth checking out if you like John Serrie.  Also Alpha Wave Movement.

 

For solar observing I still like Manfred Mann’s Solar Fire first couple of tracks.

 

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 08:10 PM

I like to play William Orbit's "pieces in a modern style".


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Posted 23 January 2022 - 05:09 PM

Our family actually made a playlist for stargazing or while doing astrophotography. We put it on 3 different sites/apps. Enjoy!

Spotify: https://open.spotify...k1Q&dl_branch=1
YouTube Music:
https://music.youtub...Q&feature=share
Apple Music:
https://music.apple....u-KVXBDY3sJjKZ7

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Posted 23 January 2022 - 05:38 PM

Wasn't sure if the OP referred to the music theme or listening while engaged. I never thought about listening while engaged in astronomy... interesting.

 

How about Døvydas Maščinskas?

 

I Want to Fly Away

Far Away

Pale Blue Dot

 

(to mention a few)


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Posted 25 January 2022 - 07:13 AM

R.E.M  "Man in the Moon"

Sarah Brightman "Hijo de la Luna" ("Son of the Moon") 

 

Clear skies!

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 11:36 AM

GWAR or any German Death Metal, especially Fleshcrawl.  Defeated Sanity is also pretty good...

 

I prefer a coyote chorus with or without frogs and crickets.  Second choice is Handel's Suites for Keyboard.


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Posted 25 January 2022 - 05:49 PM

I think the OP meant "astronomy related" music, not music you listen to while viewing.

 

I like the silence along with the sounds of the owls, coyotes and other critters moving about and don't listen to music when viewing.


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Posted 16 February 2022 - 12:35 PM

While I may occasionally listen to some music while observing, generally, I don't when I am observing with others.  I might be listening to some Celtic Woman or Jon Serrie space music playing quietly in the background, but much of the time, I will just have the radio in my vehicle on at low volume to either a sports/talk station or to a ballgame somewhere (KC Royals, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, etc.).  I can hear a public radio station in Kansas (KHCD Salina/Manhattan) that has a nice "new age/space music" program at 10 p.m. called Night Crossings that I sometimes tune into.  One night at a club star party we did break my "not playing music with others" rule, as the University of Nebraska baseball team was playing a night game at that time in an NCAA regional tournament (and it wasn't my radio anyway).  Clear skies to you.


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Posted 16 February 2022 - 01:58 PM

I know my favorite is ' Lucy in the Sky Like Diamonds ' !  Now thats an astronomical description. Maybe those that wrote it were a little bit astronomy ?


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Posted 16 February 2022 - 03:45 PM

I know my favorite is ' Lucy in the Sky Like Diamonds ' ! Now thats an astronomical description. Maybe those that wrote it were a little bit astronomy ?


Some sort of drug reference. LSD I believe. That could make things interesting in a very dark sky. I'll have to take their word for it as I don't touch any of that stuff.

Great song for sure. We had the vinyl when I was a kid.
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Posted 16 February 2022 - 03:47 PM

Some sort of drug reference. LSD I believe. That could make things interesting in a very dark sky. I'll have to take their word for it as I don't touch any of that stuff.

Great song for sure. We had the vinyl when I was a kid.

The song is all that counts not its intent, some interpretations of the words. Its astronomical !



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Posted 16 February 2022 - 03:55 PM

The song is all that counts not its intent, some interpretations of the words. Its astronomical !


"Until the end of his life, Lennon maintained that the song was actually inspired by a painting that his three-year-old son Julian had made of Lucy O'Donnell, his classmate at Heath House nursery school."

Who would have known...I guess I just assumed back in those days


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