In Ohio, on August 15, 1977 the radio telescope of the Ohio State University Radio Observatory, “Big Ear “was pointed toward the constellation Sagittarius.
Suddenly, the “Big Ear” received a strong narrowband radio signal, which lasted for 72 seconds. It did draw the attention of the astronomer working then on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project of NASA.
Amazed at how closely the signal matched the expected signature of an interstellar signal, the astronomer circled the signal “6EQUJ5” on the computer printout and added the comment “wow”.
This comment became the name of the signal.
This artwork is my attempt to turn the “Wow Signal” into a shape.