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The Sound of Science

Come learn the science behind sound at Sounds to Astound. The BYU Acoustics program offers free shows that explain how and why we hear what we hear.

BYU acoustics students will demonstrate scientific principles in a visual way that’s fun, exciting, and simple. All ages and interests are invited. Ear protection will be provided for the balloon explosion.

The shows this semester will include spooky sounds in honor of Halloween, according to Alex Vaughn, a Sounds to Astound participant.

Show times are Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, October 29, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The shows are held in room C215 in the BYU Eyring Science Center on campus. The presenters ask audience members to arrive 5-10 minutes early so the show can start without disruption. Click here for a map and driving directions.

Seating is limited and  must be reserved at

Attendees can tour BYU’s unique anechoic chamber before or after the show. The anechoic chamber is a facility where the sound does not bounce off the walls as it does in a typical room.  This environment allows students to conduct research to better understand how various sound sources radiate sound

Sounds to Astound is sponsored by the BYU Student Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

By CreelaBelle Howard Posted on