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The Voyager Interstellar Record: A Conversation with Frank Drake and Timothy Ferris

October 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113

This event is free and open to the public

Stanford’s American Studies Program Presents:

The Voyager Interstellar Record: A Conversation with Frank Drake and Timothy Ferris

Wednesday, October 24th at 4:30PM

Pigott Hall (Language Corner), Room 113

In 1978, radio astronomer Frank Drake and writer Timothy Ferris collaborated with Carl Sagan to create a message for extraterrestrials: a collection of sounds and images encoded on a golden record and carried by NASA’s Voyager space probes through the Solar System and on to interstellar space.

Come hear about how they chose the music and pictures, the message they hoped to convey, the significance of space exploration in the American imagination, and more.

Co-sponsored by Communication, History, and History and Philosophy of Science

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Communication, Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, American Studies Program, History Department
Contact Email: 
monica.moore@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-725-1477