7 February 2015 “Interstellar Jam Session” Hamburg


This sort of thing is right up my alley–I InterstellarJamwish I were going to be in Hamburg to join!

Hans-Arthur Marsiske presents

“Interstellar Jam Session”

At 21:00 

in Deep Space Souterrain, Clemens-Schultz-Straße 90, Hamburg, Germany

Together with the visitors we are going to play a blues with 30 verses. Since a blues is a musical scheme with 12 bars, this adds up to 360 bars. Both are basic numbers for any human culture, indicating the relationship of Earth’s rotational and orbital period and the Moon’s orbital period. The musical structure thus already contains some fundamental information about humanity, while at the same time providing room for individual expression. I think, it might be a good way to say “hello” to our galactic neighbours — and an interesting approach to get a feeling for our place in the Universe.

On my blog Weltraumspaziergaenge you can find a little bit more of information (in English and German). But, of course, I’m happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Galactic Greetings

Hans-Arthur Marsiske


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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