WindSync presents Voyager, a space-themed concert combining music, multimedia, and science. October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm at the MATCH.
The program commemorates the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Voyager interstellar mission, which carried the sights and sounds of Earth into the solar system and beyond.
WindSync will perform music included on the Voyager Golden Records, which was curated by a committee led by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, interspersed with audio recordings of natural events and projected images. The quintet will also share cosmically-inspired classical music from a time when space travel was only a dream, including Offenbach’s “Overture to A Trip to the Moon” and excerpts of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”
The program will feature a mini-lecture from space scientist Dr. Paul Schenk. Before serving as participating scientist for NASA’s DAWN and Cassini missions and working as a co-investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Schenk was an intern during the Voyager 2 Jupiter encounter. He will introduce the audience to the Voyager mission, discuss its major scientific and philosophical advances, and share some of the “music” that it has sent back to Earth in the form of data.
Dr. Schenk appears thanks to a partnership with Houston’s Lunar and Planetary Institute. Operated by the Universities Space Research Association in cooperation with NASA, the Lunar and Planetary Institute serves as a scientific forum and collects and disseminates planetary data while facilitating the community’s access to NASA science. The LPI’s mission is to advance understanding of the solar system by providing exceptional science, service, and inspiration to the world.