Warsaw Science Centre beams live concert to planets 12 LIGHT YEARS away to promote new George Clooney film

The intergalactic concert beamed into space from the roof of the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw has now become a YouTube hit with over 500,000 views. Netflix Polska/Facebook

An intergalactic concert beamed into space from the roof of the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw has become a YouTube hit with over 500,000 views.

Made in collaboration with Netflix to help celebrate the release of George Clooney’s latest movie ‘The Midnight Sky’, the concert will reach planets circling the Tau Ceti star 12 light years away.

The concert was made in collaboration with Netflix to help celebrate the release of George Clooney’s latest movie ‘The Midnight Sky’.Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia/Facebook

The concert was conducted by Radzimir Dębski who was leading the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR).

The Copernicus Science Centre posted on Facebook: “Radio waves will be sent from the roof of the Copernicus Science Centre towards the Tau Ceti star and the exoplanets that are circling around it.

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The concert was broadcast into space and will reach planets circling the Tau Ceti star in 12 years’ time.Centrum Nauki Kopernik

“Interestingly, Tau Ceti is ‘only’ 12 light-years from the Sun. It’s a yellow dwarf, or a star of the same type as the Sun. Astronomers have discovered 4 planets circling Tau Ceti, although the latest data suggests there may be more.

“It is an interesting place to study the existence of potential extra-terrestrial life. Will they hear our concert there?”

Artist's impression of Tau Ceti with six rocky planets in orbit around it.Pablo Carlos Budassi/CC BY-SA 4.0

The soundtrack has now been tipped as a possible Oscars winner.

French Composer  Alexandre Desplat wrote all 26 pieces of music that appear in the film and that were used in the concert.


Desplat has already won two Academy Awards for his musical scores to the films ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘The Shape of Water’. He has received  a further nine Academy Award nominations for the music he has created.

The concert lasts just under half an hour and as well as the majestic music the viewer can see scenes from the movie playing on a large screen that wraps around the orchestra.

The concert was conducted by Radzimir Dębski who was leading the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR).NOSPR

Radzimir Dębski, who is also known as Jimek, is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the University of California in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old who is originally from Szczecin has created original music for 17 films.