Listening to the music, sifting through vinyl’s, re-watching films and documentaries, sharing photos or certain memories- all ways in which people have mourned and paid tribute to rock stars. Most likely, there is always something in particular that reminds you of the individual. Lemmy of Motorhead has his signature drink of Jack Daniels and coke. How about David Bowie? I’ll never look at a lightning bolt and not think of the ‘Goblin King’. Now there is a concrete, physical reminder, existential of David Bowie to remind you of that famous Aladdin Sane cover. Belgian astronomers have officially dedicated a constellation of seven stars that form the lightning bolt. This was comprised by Belgium’s MIRA Public Observatory and the radio station Studio Brussels. So where do all seven points fall in the sky? In the vicinity of Mars.
Tonight, throw on Life On Mars? look up to the universe and stargaze.