RASC Regular Meeting
March 14, 2016
Music of the Spheres

RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
FREE and open to the public.

7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.
7:30 PM Guest Speaker

R.A. Rosenfeld
Music of the Spheres: Astronomers as Musicians & Musicians as Astronomers

The interrelationship between music and astronomy goes back at least as far as cosmologies of the 6th century BC, orderings of knowledge, and educational norms in the “west”. Stronger in some periods than others, stranger in its details, and occasionally entertaining in its manifestations, the relationship has never entirely attenuated. This talk will introduce the theoretical underpinnings, the cultural practices, and some of the astronomers who made music, and the musicians who did astronomy. The talk will be illustrated with live musical examples.

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