A blind astronomer who studies the stars by hearing

The touching story of Wanda Diaz Merced, an astronomer focused on data analysis who, after becoming blind because of a degenerative disease, loose the main tool for her visual research on big mass/energetic cosmic movements, a situation which turned to be her starting point into a new adventure: approaching astronomical data from listening, based on sonification processes she started to explore, also becoming interested on explore how “disabilities” can be used in unique ways in scientific research.


Miguel Isaza M

Listener, speaker.