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Space

Music and mobiles take flight in these resources that explore the relationship between artist, art, and the cosmos, including the special meaning behind the stars and early African-American spirituals.

Audio Series
This series looks at the way music and outer space connect
Audio
The space age began on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik.
Audio
There's music floating in Outer Space--two disks filled with songs that are floating out beyond the planets that are most distant to Earth
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students explore the solar system through experimentation of mobile design in the style of Alexander Calder
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Learn how African-American spirituals shared information within the slave community
This Day in the Arts
February 03, 1904: Ron McNair plays the saxophone in space
This Day in the Arts
September 01, 1902: A Trip to the Moon premieres in France
This Day in the Arts
September 03, 1969: The last episode of the original Star Trek series airs on television
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