Composer Eric Whitacre's Hubble-inspired symphony, "Deep Field"

Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8 PM

An Evening of Symphonic and Cinematic Astronomy

Join us for a presentation of spectacular astronomy visuals set to captivating music, including the West Coast premiere of the film Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe. Composer Eric Whitacre's Hubble-inspired symphony, Deep Field, comes to life onscreen with NASA images and scientific visualizations from the night sky to the edge of the observable universe. The film also features an 8000-member virtual choir of singers from around the globe. Additionally, the program includes a curated selection of shorter pieces of celestial and aural delights from astronomers and artists. Each piece will be introduced for the astronomical and / or musical content, including a video introduction by Eric Whitacre. The music of the heavens never looked or sounded so grand!

Free and open to the public!



Host: Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Pre-Show Pieces

Astronomy Images from

Chandra’s Greatest Hits


Short Pieces

Artful Astronomy

A Flight Through the Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light

The Legend of the Northern Lights

  • KV 265, Jose Francisco Salgado, and Christopher Theofanidis

  • Introduction by Laura Peticolas (Sonoma State University)

  • Watch a Preview Video

Sonification of Extrasolar Planets: The K2-187 System

Miranda, Movement IV of “The Moons” Symphony

Main Feature

West Coast Premiere of “Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe”

The Science of Deep Fields, Nancy Levenson, (Space Telescope Science Institute)

The Music of “Deep Field”, Eric Whitacre

Film presentation - Watch the Video



Washington State Convention Center

Room 6E

705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101



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