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Astronomy and poetry

Poetry inspired by astronomy, presented by Professor Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, President of the Institute of Physics.

As a hobby Professor Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, President of the Institute of Physics, 'collects' poetry with an astronomical theme. In this talk she will review the field and look at which astronomical topics have caught the attention of poets, and how they have handled them. There will be readings (volunteers appreciated!) of selected poems.


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.

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Tube: Green Park
Tel: 020 7734 3307
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