Hello Universe! / Planetarium
It is 2:29 pm, August 20, 1977 and the space probe Voyager 2 is launched from Cape Canaveral. Amongst the equipment on board is an oval plaque that carries the Golden Record – a time capsule intended for extra-terrestrial civilizations. It includes 55 greetings in various languages, an hour-long recording of brainwaves and 27 music tracks representing the Earth. Once the representatives of distant planets play the record, they will hear Chuck Berry, Stravinsky or the Navajo Night Chant. Why though aren’t the Beatles, Bob Dylan or Leoš Janáček included on the record?
An original production directed by resident director Jan Mikulášek tells the story of the creation of the Golden Record and the key question Carl Sagan’s team faced. What do we want to share about ourselves with alien beings? What must we hide from them? Can beings living outside of our solar system ever understand us? And do we even understand ourselves?