World Science Festival in New York City lets you listen to the sounds of satellites from the comfort of your home planet

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The NASA Orbit Pavilion. (Courtesy World Science Festival)

The NASA Orbit Pavilion. (Courtesy World Science Festival)

If you live in New York City, or are in town this weekend, you might want to check out the World Science Festival, specifically the NASA Orbit Pavilion currently located on NYU’s Gould Plaza.

The silver, shell-like structure that you see above lets visitors “listen to sonic interpretations of the actual movements of satellites orbiting Earth, view our planet through the 3-D programs, and conduct hands-on activities with NASA scientists.” Pretty cool, right?

The pavilion was designed by the Brooklyn-based STUDIOKCA with sound artist Shane Myrbeck for the good people at NASA.

Bedford+Bowery recently stopped by the pavilion to check it out first hand. Take a look at the site’s video above, and if you like what you see, you can stop by yourself at the cost of zero dollars. But hurry up, the festival only runs until Sunday.

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