Once upon a time, and long, long ago -- in 1977, as a matter of fact (whoa!) -- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (or NASA, as the young whippersnappers call it today) launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Each of these spacecraft, now farther from the sun than even Pluto, holds a golden record that has been imprinted with scientific and cultural information about life on Earth, including greetings in many languages and musical selections. Just what tunes were shot into the galaxy? Were any St. Louisans represented? (Hint: Yes!) To hear musical excerpts from the records performed by the Strings of Arda, a group made up of Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra members, head to the Saint Louis Science Center’s James S. McDonnell Planetarium (Clayton and Faulkner drives; for Science with the Symphony: Voyager -- The Golden Record. The free concert begins at 7 p.m., but space is limited, so call 314-289-4424 to save your spot.
Mon., April 15, 2013