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Sounds to Astound

photo by Talmage Cromar

Sound can be sensational.

BYU’s student chapter of the Acoustical Society of America is once again hosting its annual Sounds to Astound event to demonstrate the depth of physics and sound.

Sounds to Astound shows will be presented to audiences by BYU students using sensory demonstrations featuring dancing flames and exploding balloons. Attendees can also tour BYU’s anechoic chamber before and after each show. An anechoic chamber is a room where the reflection of sound is completely absorbed—it’s like standing in an infinitely large room.

The shows will be held on Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in room C215 of the BYU Eyring Science Center on Campus.

Tickets to the event are free and can be reserved here.

Audience members are requested to arrive 5 – 10 minutes early to the show; seating is on a first-come basis. Visit for more information.