A true Space Oddity for the Man Who Fell To Earth
Cohan Chew
12:17 18th January 2016

David Bowie has been commemorated with his very own lightning bolt constellation of stars. 

The beautiful new tribute is comprised of seven stars that form the shape of Bowie’s iconic lightning bolt from the artwork of Aladdin Sane.

Belgian radio station, Studio Brussels and MIRA Public Observatory have teamed up to register the constellation in Bowie’s honour.

MIRA Observatory employee Philippe Mollet explained how the constellation came together, “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.”

Studio Brussels and MIRA have also created a website called Stardust for Bowie for fans to virtually interact with the constellation. Fans can click within the lightning bolt constellation to make their own stars that represent their favourite Bowie songs, as well as a personalised message. The more stars that are created, the brighter the constellation will shine.

Fans may still be mourning their loss, but they can now rest assured that there is still a Starman waiting in the sky.