L U N A R
“I didn’t even know some of these moons existed or their properties, or their atmospheres and their terrain, and finding out about these things and being exposed also during the process to these incredible minds, these scientists, astronauts, has been really a revelation”
Marin Alsop - Interview , St Lukes May 21, 2022
Imperial hosts live celebration of symphony inspired by our solar system's moons
Click on Image to read article by Alex Dadswell 23 June 2022
L U N A R Learning Under New Artistic Regimes
IMPERIAL COLLEGE and THE MOONS SYMPHONY
L U N A R is a new experimental journey towards excellence in STEAM education. Through the cross-pollination of SPACE, SCIENCE and ARTS, content has been designed to deliver memorable and long lasting impressions on the maturing minds of students.
L U N A R has been curated for maximum impact to help Digest concepts in meaningful ways, to inspire and uplift. By offering a dynamic musical canvas to communicate fascinating space stories and science, our desire is to evoke awe and wonder, to ignite curiosity, to communicate aspects of science and knowledge of parts of the Universe, to sustain and stimulate imaginations of the next generation of scientists, engineers and space explorers.
Based on science fact, L U N A R explores events and studies scenes taking place in our Solar System right now. With a dynamic blend of science, music and space, students will engage with topics through different mediums and learning styles. This could take us to a new educational frontier.
We launch the LUNAR Mission at Imperial College London on 2 December 2022 with two events designed for young people. Combining the scientific expertise of Imperial’s space researchers, its passion for outreach, the insights of its resident astronaut, and flair of its own student musicians, Imperial will join forces with leading authors, NASA scientists and the composer of 'The Moons Symphony' to host these live events. The first is a ‘matinee’ for 11–14-year-olds from local schools, who will explore the music, science and wonder of several moons including a finale in the Great Hall. In the evening, older students will be invited to a performance unlike any other combining science, music and space.
Science and music involve experimentation, and as a world-leading university specializing in ground-breaking science and space research, Imperial is perfectly placed to embark on this experimental outreach project aiming to bring space, science and classical music to a new generation of STEM students, future scientists, engineers, space explorers and music lovers.