astronomy

Start Date: 
2 May 2015
Hours: 
12:00PM-3:00PM
Cost: 
$25 // $15 Students
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Build your own Cosmic Gun, or custom cosmic ray detector.  Cosmic Gun, the device art, is an amateur, low-cost astronomy project that enables the general public to be connected momentarily with cosmic rays coming from outside the Solar System.

The metaphor of contacting cosmic rays is far more than literally interpreted, the poetics of this project built upon the notion that ‘The Solar System belongs to everyone on this planet, any authorities aim for taking this fundamental rights away is brutally attacking our beliefs on human rights as a global citizen.’

The workshop will introduce different cosmic rays detectors inventions around the globe and hands-on technical skills on building DIY cosmic rays detectors. 

 
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A comment from another blogger about an item of mine containing another bit of poetry led me to put up this astronomy-inspired poem, by the former Poet Laureate John Masefield. It’s from a cycle called Lollingdown Downs, and is actually the 12th poem in the sequence. I hope you like it.

I could not sleep for thinking of the sky,

The unending sky, with all its million suns

Which turn their planets everlastingly

In nothing, where the fire-haired comet runs.

 
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