Uni-verses: Space Poetry
Event schedule details
Sunday 18 June
Event location details
G16 - Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Imperial College London
Poets and space scientists take to the stage to discuss the inspirational nature of space and perform their favourite cosmic poems – including some written by the public over the festival weekend.
Space is a realm of extremes: extreme temperatures, extreme scale, extreme age.
Thanks to the imaginative and cutting-edge research of physicists and astronomers, we know more about space than ever before, but it is difficult for a layperson to truly appreciate the nature of the universe around us through facts alone.
How can a person conceptualise the differences in size between a sun, a solar system, and a supercluster? How would a human experience the pressure and heat of Venus? Maybe poetry can help? At the Great Exhibition Road Festival poets and space scientist take to the stage to discuss the inspiration nature of space and perform their favourite cosmic poems, including some written by the public over the festival weekend.
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