"October 30, 2018: Kepler - Goodnight"

Dear Stargazers,

Surprise! Here's a brand-new piece of music inspired by the conclusion of NASA's Space Telescope, "Kepler"...


"October 30, 2018: Kepler - Goodnight" is the 8th piece of music in my "Astronomy" series: music inspired by astronomical discoveries and events in the observable Universe.

This is a tribute to NASA's Space Telescope, "Kepler", which after nine years of space exploration and data collecting on planets and stars, ran out of fuel, completing its mission. (Read all about the beautiful journey this spacecraft has been on here.) Kepler was NASA's first ever planet-hunting mission and with more than 2,600 planet discoveries from outside of our Solar System, it blew away all expectations. On October 30th, Kepler was retired. "Goodnight" commands will soon be sent and Kepler will become part of the infinite Space it set out to explore. This piece of music was inspired by the hope and adventure that was embodied in Kepler and the team of human beings that made it possible.

The song's out NOW, everywhere music is (Spotify, Apple Music, the usual suspects)! Hope you enjoy.

love, ryan - sleeping at last