Other Skies festival featuring David Ibbett and Mike Albrow – March 20

Other Skies: An Exoplanetary Festival takes place on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT.

Other Skies is a groundbreaking online festival interweaves musical performances, visual art, and talks from scientists working at the cutting edge of exoplanet research — whose work directly inspired the art on display. Over the course of the day, a diverse interdisciplinary panel will present a broad picture of our exoplanetary horizons and their ramifications for our shared humanity.

Fermilab scientist emeritus Mike Albrow will give the opening lecture. And the Multiverse Concert features the piece “Octave of Light” by Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett.

At the heart of this event is the exhibition space: an immersive online environment specially created for the festival by New Art City=. The exhibition on view, “Exoplanetary Dust,” will feature the work of 13 international artists or collaborations and will be hosted inside the freely navigable 3-D gallery. Live events will take place inside the same digital space and will include live-streamed talks, a panel discussion, and a performance from Multiverse Concert Series.

Families with children are invited to an interactive workshop from Integral Steps: Exoplanetary Adventure.

Tickets are available by donation. A single registration will gain you access to the gallery, talks and concert. The family workshop is an optional add-on to tickets.