Onward to the Edge: a Space Musical

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A perfect accompaniment to Carl Sagan’s birthday (he would have been 77 today) here’s a wonderful music video created by John D. Boswell as part of his Symphony of Science project. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox and Carolyn Porco, this takes you on an inspirational journey around our solar system, and reminds us – very much in the spirit of Mr. Sagan – of our place in the Universe and what it feels like to look back at our planet from oh-so-very far away.

I’m not a huge fan of AutoTune but in this case I’ll gladly make an exception.

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” 

― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

The Symphony of Science is a musical project of John D Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. The project owes its existence in large measure to the classic PBS Series Cosmos, by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steve Soter, as well as all the other featured figures and visuals. Continuation of the videos relies on generous support from fans and followers. You can make a donation if you wish to contribute support to the project. 


  1. IzaakMak says:

    Oh wow, I was going to post this video tomorrow but I had no idea that today was Carl Sagan’s birthday. Great catch!


  2. Elaine says:

    Thanks so much for that! I will certainly share it with my students!


  3. Jeff Barani says:

    This Symphony of Science is a very good project. Great idea to make this and very well inspired…
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)


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