September 23, 2014 6:30pm

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In 1977, Ann Druyan, an author and producer specializing in cosmology and popular science, became the creative director of the Golden Record. Formed by her soon-to-be-husband, astronomer Carl Sagan, the team of seven created a portrait of Earth from natural sounds, images, musical selections, spoken greetings, and recordings of Druyan’s own heartbeat and brainwaves that was launched aboard the unmanned space probes Voyager 1 and 2 on a billion-year journey into space. Thirty-seven years later, Voyager 1 is just now exiting our solar bubble and entering interstellar space. In this program, Druyan joins Dario Robleto in a discussion of the creation of the Golden Record and the relationship between science, art, emotion, and the human desire for long-term preservation.

LOCATION: The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross
ADMISSION: Free