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A presentation I did on a famous Bulgarian folk song that is now traveling through space with the Voyager space program.

A presentation I did on a famous Bulgarian folk song that is now traveling through space with the Voyager space program.

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    What Do Aliens Listen To What Do Aliens Listen To Presentation Transcript

    • What do aliens listen to?
      • A presentation of a Bulgarian icon
      • by Vassilena Valchanova
    • The Voyager programme
      • A series of U.S. unmanned space missions
      • A pair of unmanned scientific probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 .
      • L aunched in 1977
      • C urrently on course to exit the S olar S ystem.
    • The Voyager Golden Record
      • C ontains sounds and images
      • P ortray s the diversity of life and culture on Earth
      • S elected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University
        • 115 images
        • spoken greetings in 55 languages
        • sounds of Earth ( Volcanoes, Earthquake, Thunder ; Wild Dog ; Kiss of Mother and Child )
        • 90 -minute selection of music
    • The Voyager Golden Record
    • Valya Balkanska – Izlel je Delyo Hajdutin
      • A traditional Bulgarian song aliens will listen to
      • “ Delyo the rebel went out w ith his gang of peasants f rom the villages of Dumov o and Karadzhov o .
      • D elyo spoke and ordered t he Turkish officials : I have two aunts in the villages - d o not convert them into Turks , f or when I go down into the village m any mothers will be crying a nd even more young brides.
    • History
      • The rebels against the Ottoman oppressors during Bulgaria’s Ottoman slavery were (and still are) considered national heroes.
      • They were ready to fight for their freedom and the well-being of their local community.
      • The region of the Rhodope mountains, where this song comes from, was populated with the most notable rebels, who showed the proud and free Bulgarian spirit.
    • The V oyager 1 and 2 will carry on floating through space long after humans are gone. They ’ re expected to continue for at least 2 billion years before space dust erodes them to nothing