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Travel through time and space as the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra takes you on an adventure! Hear Gustav Holst’s musical depictions of the planets of our solar system and the Roman gods for which they are named.
Adrian M Wyard is a Seattle-based visual artist, and former designer & program manager at Microsoft. Adrian has over 20 years experience working in digital media, including computer graphics, photography & videography, as well as software design. He also has a Masters degree in the history of science, and has been a longtime appreciator of classical music and an ardent follower of space programs. Given these interests, this project presented an unmissable opportunity to combine his creative skills and interests. For more information please see his web site: www.adrianwyard.com
While many of the visuals are original animations, everything shown has some basis in fact and has as its source data from telescopes, orbiting spacecraft, or rovers on the planets’ surfaces. Source images, video, and computer modeling courtesy ofNASA, JPL, DLR, ESA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, The Space Telescope Science Institute, The Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USGS, California Institute of Technology, Lunar & Planetary Institute, Malin Space Science Systems,University of Arizona, Institute of Geological Sciences at The Free University of Berlin, and The University of Leicester. Deep space astrophotography by Andy Ermolli. Special thanks for additional material provided by Bard Canning and Arthur LePage