David Bowie Honored With Lightning-Bolt-Shaped Constellation

first_imgCertainly one of David Bowie’s greatest muses was outerspace. It’s a theme that carried throughout the great musician’s career, emerging in early works like “Space Oddity” and coming to the forefront on the 1972 Ziggy Stardust album, with songs like “Starman” and “Star.”With Bowie’s recent passing, Belgian radio station Studio Brussels decided to pay an incredibly-fitting tribute. Along with the MIRA Public Observatory, the station registered a seven-star, lightning-bolt-shaped constellation in honor of Bowie. Not only that, but the star pattern is located near Mars, playing into the “Life on Mars?” theme as well.Hayley Jane, Members of Big Gigantic, Particle, & More To Perform David Bowie TributePhilippe Mollet from MIRA discussed the constellation, saying, “It was not easy to determine the appropriate stars. Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy. Referring to his various albums, we chose seven stars – Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis – in the vicinity of Mars. The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.”The station has also launched an interactive web tribute featuring the constellation, where fans can click on a point within the lightning-bolt shape and leave a note with their favorite Bowie song. That “Stardust For Bowie” application can be viewed here.[Via DDB Brussels]last_img read more