GSO in Sri Lanka

The wonderful girls in Sri Lanka are collaborating with the equally amazing Indian students in creating the main story for Unfold the Universe. Again we were so warmly welcomed and we had an unforgettable week!

“We are the universe experiencing itself!” was the motto for the science-group. And we sure did experience this week!

A lot of different approaches to creative STEAM-education with new classes all during the week.

The girls in the science-club, who organized everything during the week, including a science – arts-presentation and the history of the telescope (both available in our teaching resources)

The week ended with an exhibition and several presentations.

Some of the girls embarking on eco-art – stitching the universe.

GSO in India

Two tutors from the GSO-team visited Gujarat, India in February, leading workshops for the students and teachers who are working with the main-story of Unfold the Universe. It was an amazing experience for the foreigners, being greeted with amazing hospitality and celebration. A few photos will show part of the process in the workshops. Our main partner in India, the KHOJ science | arts | innovation institution and museums were hosts to this incredible week.


Surat  workshop above.

These amazing teachers have guided their students to win prices on the national level in science-education.

A ritual ceremony before we start the workshop.

Discussing how we can translate a science-question into a story.

Unfold the Universe – song lyrics

Unfold the Universe is the title not only of this year’s opera, but also the title of the Global Science Opera Choir song/rap. The music is written by Runa Godø Sæter (who recently delivered her MA about Rap Music Video in the GSO). The lyrics are written by Runa, her 6th grade students in collaboration with AI. Below you can see the text, and here you can find the music.


Lost in the vastness of space, we wonder our place

Floating through the unknown, searching for a trace

Of life beyond our world, a chance to explore

The secrets of the universe, what lies at the core

Stars shine like diamonds, planets spin like a top

Nebulas glow in the dark, never wanting to stop

We’re but tiny specks, in a universe so grand

But our curiosity drives us, to take a stand


Ref: Unfold the universe, let’s see what’s inside

From the stars in the sky, to the galaxies that hide

We’ll unravel the secrets, and explore the unknown

The universe is waiting, let’s make it our own.


Black holes that consume light, nothing can flee

We’re drawn to them like moths to flame, their mysteries we’ll see

Their power entices us, their pull we can’t ignore

Into the unknown we’ll venture, to explore even more

Our solar system with planets of every kind

Each one unique With secrets they’re designed

To reveal to those who seek,  to uncover the truth

Of how we’re all connected, in this infinite cosmic youth


Ref: Unfold the universe, let’s see what’s inside

From the stars in the sky, to the galaxies that hide

We’ll unravel the secrets, and explore the unknown

The universe is waiting, let’s make it our own.


Apollo 11, a mission so bold

Neil Armstrong’s steps, a story forever told

Laika and Sputnik, the first steps in space

We’ve come so far since then, at an astonishing pace

Aliens that may exist, we wonder if they’re near

Or perhaps they’re far away, with technology we fear

But we’ll keep searching, our curiosity strong

To find the unknown, where we truly belong


Ref: Unfold the universe, let’s see what’s inside

From the stars in the sky, to the galaxies that hide

We’ll unravel the secrets, and explore the unknown

The universe is waiting, let’s make it our own.


Red giants and white dwarfs, a star’s final stage

Explosions that light up the sky, even at an old age

Dwarf planets and comets, meteors that fly by

The universe is always changing, never telling us why

The big bang that started it all, a moment so profound

A universe created, where mysteries are found

We’ll continue to explore, to the edge of time

Unraveling the universe, a journey divine.



Infinite possibilities, endless horizons to see

We’ll journey far and wide, through the galaxy and the sea

Discovering new worlds, unlocking secrets untold

The universe is our playground, a story waiting to unfold


Ref: Unfold the universe, let’s see what’s inside

From the stars in the sky, to the galaxies that hide

We’ll unravel the secrets, and explore the unknown

The universe is waiting, let’s make it our own.


Coda: Multiverses may exist, infinite possibilities

A place where time and space have different realities

Alternate versions of ourselves, living different lives

Is there another «I»? The question still survives





Mind the Gap

According to @MindtheGapEU, an Erasmus+ project where GSO is represented as one of the approaches, digital technology can increase participation in arts education by breaking down geographical and social barriers, enabling educators to connect with communities who rarely participate in cultural experiences. Check out @MindtheGapEU guidelines and recommendations for how create inclusive art practices, on the webpage .

GSO4SCHOOL final conference

Here is the link to the final conference for the GSO4SCHOOL Erasmus project. It starts at ca. 1:24.

Unfold the Universe

The 2023 Global Science Opera will be inspired by the data and images collected by the WEBB telescope.

The bright star at the center of NGC 3132, while prominent when viewed by NASA’s Webb Telescope in near-infrared light, plays a supporting role in sculpting the surrounding nebula. A second star, barely visible at lower left along one of the bright star’s diffraction spikes, is the nebula’s source. It has ejected at least eight layers of gas and dust over thousands of years.
But the bright central star visible here has helped “stir” the pot, changing the shape of this planetary nebula’s highly intricate rings by creating turbulence. The pair of stars are locked in a tight orbit, which leads the dimmer star to spray ejected material in a range of directions as they orbit one another, resulting in these jagged rings.
Hundreds of straight, brightly-lit lines pierce through the rings of gas and dust. These “spotlights” emanate from the bright star and stream through holes in the nebula like sunlight through gaps in a cloud.
But not all of the starlight can escape. The density of the central region, set off in teal, is reflected by how transparent or opaque it is. Areas that are a deeper teal indicate that the gas and dust are denser – and light is unable to break free.
Data from Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) were used to make this extremely detailed image. It is teeming with scientific information – and research will begin following its release.
This is not only a crisp image of a planetary nebula – it also shows us objects in the vast distances of space behind it. The transparent red sections of the planetary nebula – and all the areas outside it – are filled with distant galaxies.
Look for the bright angled line at the upper left. It is not starlight – it is a faraway galaxy seen edge-on. Distant spirals, of many shapes and colors, also dot the scene. Those that are farthest away – or very dusty – are small and red.
For a full array of Webb’s first images and spectra, including downloadable files, please visit: https:

Link to Creavolution

Click on the image, and see the Creavolution!


Where does creativity come from? Is it in the brain? In my body’s muscle-memory? Is it in my heart or my soul? How does my experience influence who I become as a person? Is creativity a special talent or something everyone has? How can I use my creativity actively? Where are our memories stored? And what happens when they start to fade?

In Creavolution, students from around 20 countries have collaborated with teachers, scientists and artists in creating and performing scenes all connected to the fascinating creative human mind. The Global Science Opera is an educational initiative, trans-disciplinary between the science- and the arts-field. It is a creative collaboration that defies national, cultural and linguistic borders. 

Creavolution is a new made-up word giving associations to Creativity, evolution and revolution. It refers to how creativity is needed to evolve, and how the creative mind is a revolutionary powerful tool. Creavolution is the opposite of avolution: a total lack of motivation that makes it hard to get anything done, even simple, everyday tasks.

Join the Creavolution!

The 2022 Global Science Opera premieres on November 20th, at 2 pm cet on a computer near you.


The very first Brazil Science Opera!

Brazil premiered its very first Science Opera on June 30th, 2022. Students from three different municipalities participated, having created and performing stories connected to time: past, present and future. You can the opera here.


Brazil GSO-training

In the last week of June, hundreds of teachers, students, administrators and artists in Brazil attended workshops, presentations or meet-and-greet-sessions with the GSO coordinator. The three municipalities Santa Maria Madalena, Sao Francisco de Itabapoana and Sao Joao de Barra have invested large in education for their students by training their teachers in the GSO methodology and sustainable theatre-production. The week culminated with the very first Brazil Science Opera.

Here are just a few photos from the ten days.