The SUNY Oneonta Planetarium is reopening to the public following a closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The planetarium is celebrating the reopening with a live musical performance about the Voyager space probes and the people behind the mission.  The show combines live musical theater with planetarium effects to tell the story of the Voyager Mission.  There will be six shows this weekend. All shows are free, open to the public, and are appropriate for general audiences.

Voyager 1 and 2 are deep space probes launched in 1977. Their mission is to explore the outer Solar System by sending back pictures and data from Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  Voyager 1, traveling at 34,000 miles per hour, is now more than 14.5 billion miles from Earth. It has entered interstellar space and is still transmitting information back to NASA.

“Voyager did things no one predicted, found scenes no one expected, and promises to outlive its inventors,” Stephen J. Pyne, professor emeritus at Arizona State University, said in a statement about Voyager.  Both spacecraft are carrying a golden phonograph record that contains pictures and sounds of Earth and showing our location in space. The so-called Golden Record is a message from the people of Earth to intelligent beings who may find the Voyager crafts.

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