David Bowie Given His Own ‘Starman’ Lightning Bolt Shaped Constellation to Honor His Memory

Bowie Constellation and Face
image via DDB Brussels

Belgian radio station Studio Brussel and the MIRA Observatory have partnered to give music legend David Bowie his own “Starman” constellation designed after Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane lightning bolt makeup. Fans can visit the Stardust for Bowie page to add a virtual star to the constellation with their favorite David Bowie song.

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.

Bowie died on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69 after a long career as a musician, actor, and style icon.

David Bowie as Aladdin Sane

Bowie Constellation Wide View

Bowie Constellation

images via DDB Brussels

via DDB Brussels

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