David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 on January 11th and all week people have been paying tribute towards the legend. The latest one comes from a radio station in Belgium: Studio Brussels and MIRA Public Observatory. Together they have set aside a series of seven stars that form the shape of an iconic lightning bolt, a reference to the cover of Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The constellation is “fittingly in the vicinity of Mars.” Fans of Bowie’s work can also share their favorite David Bowie song inside the constellation via a website the two Belguim collaborators have made called Stardust for Bowie, a Google sky representation of the constellation.
MIRA’s Phillipe Molet explains how they came up with tribute:
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.
In other awesome David Bowie tributes, someone in Austin TX changed the street sign for Bowie street to David Bowie street located right across from the SXSW offices. No one has come forth and claimed credit for the change which could lead to a misdemeanor charge. Austin city officials have decided to let the sign stay (for now).