The Cloudsong Institute was founded by Tycho Dreq, a former military pilot, and son of the late treasure hunter Otte Dreq, and Dr. Friday Montana, an astrobiologist, after the pair tracked down and dug out the wreckage of a 300 year old lost Banu Dingaree "hunter" vessel loaded with a fortune in quantanium pearls, a now priceless form of quantanium once prized by the Banu, but not seen outside of museum collections in more than 200 years.
The discovery of the wreckage provided the first (human) biological record of the Dingaree, a species of enormous jellyfish like organisms that live(d) in the dangerous depths of quantianium rich gas giants, presumably across many star systems. Dingaree were reported (in Banu folktale) to be able exisit "in twin states" purportedly being able to travel vast distances by being in two places at once, apparently a function of the thousands of bio-stabilized "pearls" of quantainium that dotted their bodies in a mycelium like membrane that lay just under thick skin-like exteriors. Dingaree, thought by some to be sentient, were either hunted to extinction by the Banu, or migrated away from known systems. There has not been a recorded sighting of these organisms made by the Banu in 220 years.
Dreq and Dr. Montana auctioned off an undisclosed portion of the salvaged pearls and founded Brightsky Astroscience and the Cloundsong Institute.
The Cloudsong Institute was named for the crashed Banu vessel, whose name, translated, was Song in the Clouds, or Cloudsong - an apparent reference to the sounds produced by Dingaree schools when morning sunlight began to heat the dust and gasses of the giant planets they inhabited.
Like all positions, Cloudsong is currently recruiting organization leadership. Interested parties should apply to the org, and contact Tycho Dreq at TychoDreq@gmail.com directly to discuss your interest in joining the leadership group.