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Episode 111: How Astronomy and the Arts Interact

REPEAT. The role of astronomical themes in the arts.

AZSCI - Astronomy and Arts The role of astronomical themes in poetry and art. (Painting by H.J. Detouche)

REPEAT. Richard Poss is an Associate Professor in Astronomy and former Director of the Humanities Program at the University of Arizona. He is sometimes described as the resident humanist at the Department of Astronomy. Dr. Poss teaches courses on the history of astronomy and the relations between astronomy and the arts. His research examines the role of astronomical themes in European Poetry, and he has published articles on Petrarch, Dante. Walt Whitman and the exploration of Mars. In this segment, Ross describes the opportunities he has experienced at the University of Arizona allowing him to merge the disciplines of Art and Science. In this episode: Richard Poss, Associate Professor in the UA's Astronomy Department; Tim Swindle, Ph.D., Director and Head of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab


Richard Poss, Associate Professor in the UA's Astronomy Department
Tim Swindle, Ph. D., Director and Department Head of the U of A's Lunar and Planetary Lab

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