Alexander L. Zaitsev «A Teen-Age Message to the Stars» 2001.
A Teen-Age Message to the Stars, 2001.
In 2001, a group of Russian teens from Moscow, Kaluga, Voronezh, and Zheleznogorsk participated directly and via the Internet in composing a Teen-Age Message (TAM) to extraterrestrial intelligence, and in the selection of target stars. Their message was transmitted in the Autumn of that year, from the Evpatoria Deep Space Center. Teen-Age Message (TAM) was transmitted at 18:00 UT on 29 August 2001 from 70-m dish of Evpatoria Deep Space Center to the Sun-like star HD 197076 in Dolphin Constellation. The total duration of TAM was 2 hours 12 minutes.
The TAM Schedule: seti.housenet.org
The message consists of three distinct parts: 1. Sounding Section -- coherent signal with slow Doppler wavelength tuning to imitate the transmission from Sun's center (10 min) 2. Analog Section -- Theremin concert to Aliens (15 min) 3. Digital Section -- Message: Logo of TAM, Greeting to Aliens both in Russian and English, Image Glossary (70 min). The Coherent Sounding Signal was transmitted in order to help Aliens detect the message and to investigate some radio propagation effects in the interstellar medium. The Analog Information represents music, performed on the Theremin. This musical instrument produces quasi sinusoidal signal, which is easily detectable across interstellar distances.
There were 7 musical compositions in the 1st Theremin Concert for Aliens:
1. Melody of Russian romance 'Egress alone I to the ride'
2. Beethoven: Finale of the 9th Symphony
3. Vivaldi: Seasons. March. Allegro
4. Saen-Saens: Swan
5. Rakhmaninov: Vokalise
6. Gershwin: Summertime Listen:
7. Melody of Russian folk-song "Kalinka-Malinka"
Greetings from Teens to Aliens - TAM Text: Dear friends from the Universe! We are the children from the Earth planet, sending this Message to you. We want you to know, that you are not alone in the Universe. We offer to be your friends. The Galaxy, where you and we live, is our common Home. We named it the Milky Way. The Earth planet is moving around the star named Sun. The planet itself is covered by ocean and land. There are many creatures living our planet; but only people have created a technological civilization. We live in families: parents and children. Children like to play. We would like to show you our games, drawings, music. The duration of our life is about 80 years. While writing this Message, we are from 13 to 18 years old. So, we hope to receive your answer. People have many cultures, languages and religions. People have reached the technical progress, but scientists have also invented horrible weapons, which may destroy the life on our Earth. Our planet is very beautiful, but it is ill. Our problems are wars, ecology, exhaustion of natural resources. But we hope we shall overcome these problems and all people on Earth will be happy! We would like about you! Please, reply. We would be very glad. We wish you peace and love. The children from the Earth, August-September, 2001.