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