Event Details

Location: Tucson, AZ


WHAT:  Astronomy and the Visual Arts

Astronomical art is a good indicator of the relationship between the poetic and scientific worlds.  Interpretation of a work of art that deals with astronomy leads us into the implication of scientific advancements during a given period.  This talk will examine a series of works ranging from medieval manuscript illustrations to contemporary space art, all of which deal with aspects of astronomy.  We will see them as commentaries on the state of astronomy and the condition of science.

WHO:      Prof. Richard Poss, associate professor in the Astronomy department at the University of Arizona.  He teaches history of astronomy, astronomy and the arts, and is a frequent instructor in the UA’s Humanities Seminars program.

WHERE:  Vivace Restaurant, 6440 N. Campbell, Tucson (near northeast corner of  Campbell and Skyline)

WHEN:    Saturday, Nov. 11, check-in 11:45 am, lunch noon

LUNCH:    Choice of entree (3 choices; one is vegetarian), dessert (2 choices), and non-alcoholic beverage (4 choices)

COST:      $31 per person, which includes tip and tax

RSVP:     To Norm Schickedanz ‘68, schick@wbhsi.net or 818-7817

PAY:        Mail check made out to Cornell Club of Southern Arizona, + names, to
Norm Schickedanz
35999 S. Wind Crest Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85739