Monday, November 17, 2008

GLASGOW: Written In The Stars

Thursday, 20th November 2008, doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, £4.95.
To book please call Glasgow Science Centre on 0871 540 1000.
The lines are open 9-5 on weekdays and 10-3 at weekends

For centuries, writers have been inspired by the night's sky and the twinkling lights above them. Stars are the focal point of many written works, from nursery rhymes and fairy tales to film and books. Glasgow Science Centre is celebrating the celestial presence in the written word by holding a poetry reading in the Scottish Power Planetarium.

Poets Liz Lochhead and Jim Carruth and the astronomy staff at the Glasgow Science Centre will host a compelling mix of poetry and science as they travel through time and space to pick and read their all time favourite star poems.

The setting of the ScottishPower Planetarium will offer guests the chance to see a night sky as it should be seen, with thousands of points of light above them. Most city-dwellers have never seen a clear night sky, as light pollution is now a serious problem throughout the Western world.
Visitors to the Written in the Stars event will be able to hear the star themed poetry whilst relaxing under the the twinkling night sky in one of the finest planetaria in the world.

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