Matthew Whitehouse Aligns Interest in Music, Astronomy

Mar 7, 2017

Photo by Ingvi Kallen

As Observatory Manager at the South Carolina State Museum, Dr. Matthew Whitehouse is keeping busy with a few preparations for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st—he has even written a piece of music inspired by the event. The astronomy educator is also an organist and composer, and doesn’t mind taking an interdisciplinary approach when it comes to celestial phenomena. In fact, merging seemingly separate fields is one of his major interests.

SCPR’s Bradley Fuller shares highlights from a conversation with Matthew that aired on Thursday, March 2nd. The two spoke about the eclipse, the intersection of music and astronomy, and one of Matthew’s recent compositions, Corona (featured at the end of the interview).