Today’s beautiful music video was created in honor of the 35th anniversary of The Planetary Society, which was marked last weekend by a celebration at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium near Los Angeles. The Planetary Society was co-founded by Carl Sagan in 1980, and a correspondingly appropriate panel of scientists, actors, and communicators took the stage before hundreds of fans and admirers. Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols presented Neil deGrasse Tyson with the Cosmos Award for outstanding public presentation of science.

The evening ended with a new music video (below) from Melody Sheep — creator of the fantastic Symphony of Science series — made specifically in honor of the Society’s anniversary. The video features Bill Nye,  Neil deGrasse Tyson and Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla, as well as a segment from Johnny Carson on the lightsail (a real, crowd-funded version of the lightsail completed its first successful test last May). To view this video unhindered by the audio stream, be sure to pause said stream using the handy controller at the upper right.

Beyond the Horizon is a sweeping, inspiring song to start with. That’s the point of the Symphony of Science series. The video they made from the song is so closely tied to the sound that they must have created the two concurrently. Listen for this song on, because – well, be because science. We don’t think we need another reason – and, we’re likely the only radio station on Earth that’s going to be giving a song like this airplay.

If you want to find your place in space, head over to The Planetary Society to find how to get involved – and, you can also listen to Planetary Radio every Sunday at 1 am / 1 pm Pacific time.

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