AGV in The Art of Planetary Science

From February 10th to the 12th, Active Galactic Videos team members Galen McCaw and Alejandro Olmedo created a video that was featured during the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory’s “Art of Planetary Science” Art Show.

The video featured an experimental interpretive dance about LIGO and gravitational waves. LIGO, short for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is cooperative mission between Caltech and MIT, and is dedicated to the detection and listening of gravitational waves. Gravitational waves, according to the LIGO website, are “‘ripples’ in the fabric of space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe.” Gravitational waves were first hypothesized by Albert Einstein in 1916 in his general theory of relativity, and are now lovingly known as “the soundtrack of the cosmos.” While knowledge on gravitational waves has been expanding since proof of their existence was collected in 1974, the waves were not actually physically proven until September of 2015. LIGO is continuously searching for gravitational waves and collecting more data so that humans can expand our knowledge of the universe.

Visit the Art of Planetary Science show and check out our video! The video will also be posted on our YouTube channel within the next few weeks, so keep an eye out!

Many congratulations to Mr. McCaw and Mr. Olmedo on their featured video!


For more information about LIGO and gravitational waves, check out the LIGO website.

For more information about the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, check out their website.

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