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Astronomy and poetry

Professor Jocelyn Bell-Burnell will discuss the way in which poets have been inspired by astronomy.

Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, President of the Institute of Physics and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford collects poetry with an astronomical theme.

In this talk she will look at which astronomical topics have caught the attention of poets, and how they have handled them. The talk will include readings of selected works.


Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell | talks | www


Date and Time:

10 March 2009 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House

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£3 for advance tickets, free after 1215 on the day

Available from:

Reception at the Royal Astronomical Society.

Additional Information:

Tube: Green Park
Tel: 020 7734 3307
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