[f_minor] Glenn Gould Bach and the Voyager leaving our Solar System

pzumst pzumst at bluewin.ch
Tue Dec 14 20:53:42 EST 2010

G'day all

Now just check this for a laugh, I can't even grasp it myself, correct me if I'm wrong. In astronomy, distances are measured in au or astronomical units,  1 au is roughly the distance from the Earth to the Sun, around 149 million km. Both Voyagr spacecrafts have travveled ca 115 au with a speed of around 3 au per year. It is my understanding that astronomers still argue on where Instersellar Space starts, 230'000 au should do it. At around 271'000 au you wuld find the next star.  According to JPL both crafts should have enegry untill ca 2025 to broadcast scientific data. At least in theory they could reach Alpha Centauri in around 40'000 years or so.

No need to feel small and insignificant, but proud that we have achieved something so phenomenal !


From: Kpapademas at aol.com 
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:17 AM
To: f_minor at glenngould.org 
Subject: [f_minor] Glenn Gould Bach and the Voyager leaving our Solar System

F Minor Members

The music by Bach as played by Glenn Gould (WTC ) is about to leave (in about 4 years if I heard properly) our Solar System and travel into that Cold Solitude known as Space!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11988518 (audio file only)

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/music.html  (the list of music)
a.. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano. 4:48 


For all our members, the first link is recent.
For our new members: the second link lists the music sent into space and the third link
is Glenn Gould playing Bach's WTC, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No. 1.

Regards from Chilly Chicago,


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