Monday, February 4, 2008

Across The Universe--A Call to Aliens!


Tristran, that Mad Tomato himself tagged me with this very cool MEME and I'm glad to oblige:

Says Tristran: "Today, February 4, 2008, at 00:00 GMT (7:00 p.m. New York /EST), NASA will beam the Beatles’ “Across The Universe” to the star Polaris, 431 light years away (that’s 431 years travel at the speed of light before our all-time favorite Beatles song reaches the 2.5 quadrillion miles away star). This is being done to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song, the 45th anniversary of NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that supports missions to explore the universe, and the 50th anniversary of NASA."

"NASA has invited people around the world to play “Across the Universe” on their audio systems at the same time NASA beams its mp3 version into outer space. The idea was hatched by Beatles’ historian Martin Lewis, who encourages all Beatles fans to play the track as it is being beamed to the distant star. Additionally, this date will be known as “Across the Universe Day”. The event marks the first time a radio song has been beamed into deep space."

Says Tristran: "Bloggers, let’s do this! ... You can add the playlist to your blog or site." Tristran included its code at the bottom of his site. Please invite other bloggers as well to join the celebration.

I tag the following to join me and post the tune: Somerset Bob; Jennifer Rahn; Jean-Luc Picard; SiFiChick; SciFi Guy; Cassandra; Ilker; Peggy; David; DudeRoks; Uri; Rick; Alien Insomniac; and Earthsky.

6 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thanks, Nina! I was thrilled to be part of this, and have been playing 'Across The Universe.' I have now added the feature on the bottom and have urged all to join in!

sfgirl said...

Awesome, Jean-Luc! I knew you'd play!

David Bradley Science said...

Aw, shoot, I missed it. If I switch on my stereo's hyperdrive will my audio beam be able to catch up do you think?

db

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Spacerguy said...

Darn, I missed it too. Do you think will the aliens mind when my audio beam arrives late?

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