In honor of the man whose name has become synonymous with ambient music, astronomers have renamed the asteroid, formerly known as 81948 (2000 OM69), to Eno. Marc Bouie, an astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute, who named the asteroid on Tuesday, describes the musician as an "experimental sculptor of the sound".
Stephen Hawking's medal honors the legacy of the late theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astronomer, and mathematician, and this year's award is the first to be distributed after his death. Hans Zimmer, astrophysicist and author Neil de Gras Tyson, and the Big Bang Theory TV show.
Eno's extended edition of Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks will be released on July 1