JOIN US AS WE IMAGINE WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN WHEN AN ALIEN CIVILIZATION ON A PLANET FAR, FAR AWAY FROM OUR OWN DISCOVERS THE VOYAGER SPACECRAFT, AND STUDIES THE CONTENTS OF IT'S GOLDEN RECORD. INSPIRED BY WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED ABOUT EARTH'S ART, MUSIC AND CULTURE - THEY CREATE AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE BEST OF WHAT HUMANITY HAS TO OFFER.
THE STORY OF VOYAGER
In 1977, NASA launched two spacecraft, Voyager I and II, on a grand tour of the solar system and beyond, into the mysteries of interstellar space. Attached to the side of each of these spacecraft is a unique golden phonograph record: an interstellar message-in-a-bottle to introduce our civilization to extraterrestrials who might find one of the probes, perhaps billions of years from now. Dozens of sounds of our planet - children laughing, trains, birds, an EKG of a woman in love - are collaged into a singular audio poem called Sounds of Earth. Like a cultural time capsule, there are spoken greetings in 55 human languages, one whale language, and hundreds of images encoded in analog that depict who, and what, we are.
Voyager I entered interstellar space in 2013. It’s 13 billion miles away from Earth, and in 40,000 years it will be within 2 light years of a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis. Etched on the record’s gold-plated jacket is a diagram explaining where it came from, and how to play it.
"TO THE MAKERS OF MUSIC. ALL WORLDS. ALL TIMES." - CARL SAGAN