Monday, 23 November 2015

Sat 28 Nov - SUN SPOT: Simon Barraclough on Solar Science and Art

The sun is not just the most important source of energy for life on earth. Poet Simon Barraclough discusses its fiery radiance in science and art and performs moments from his collection and stage show, 'Sunspots'. News-song beamed straight from the centre of our solar system. UV filters recommended.

'Sunspots' is published by Penned in the Margins

"Simon Barraclough illuminates solar science with a poet’s gaze. His words conjure the epic journey of a photon from the Sun’s heart to the retina of the eye, the blaze of sunshine in a Van Gogh canvas or the daily slide of shadows over Stonehenge and Manhattan. Sunspots is a love letter from the third planet to its parent star."
Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich
"Throughout human history, the Earth’s parent star has been an object of fascination, study, myth-making and worship. In Sunspots, Simon Barraclough explores these various identities through poetry, deftly juggling science and art … Accessible as well as erudite."
Physics World

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