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Michael Gregory: This is your mind as green slime mold

mingling molecules and attitudes
sinews and desires platitudes and functions
nervous circuits and circadian rhythms pure crap
and masterful conceptions

August 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

Michael Simms: The Great Conjunction

I think of the sun rising between
great standing stones,
and the Persians gathering for Yaldā Night
to eat pomegranates
and recite the poems of Hafez.

December 21, 2020 · 10 Comments

Rebecca Elson: Antidotes to Fear of Death

Sometimes as an antidote
To fear of death,
I eat the stars.

July 13, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: Skylight — More Than Meets the Eye

This revealing video from the American Museum of Natural History guides us through celestial views at several electromagnetic frequencies, demonstrating how specialised telescopes reach beyond the visible spectrum to help demystify the observable Universe.

April 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Leila A. McNeill: The struggle of women in science is written in the stars

In her 1968 poem, Planetarium, the poet Adrienne Rich wrestles with the crisis of female identity through the lens of astronomy. Rich wrote the poem after learning about the case … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: 10 Wonders of the Universe

What’s the biggest thing in the universe? Find out here, along with 9 other incredible astronomical wonders. [Thanks to Dark Matter Space for the link.]    

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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