Science, the multiverse and space inspired poetry

Normally Tom Kitching examines what the universe is made of, but recently he has turned his analytical mind to considering what makes a good poem. He’s one of the scientists who’s work appears in the new anthology Laboratorio: Poems from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. I’m a cosmologist at the Mullard…

Laboratorio: Poems from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory

On Thursday November 12th, in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, scientists and poets gather to launch Laboratorio. The title of this new anthology refers to UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) but nestled within it is oratorio: this is science for voices, verbal music, song, poetry, lyricism, wordplay, and maybe even…

Astronomy Photographer of the Year – Galaxies

This year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is bigger then ever before with a host of new prizes. We’ll spend the next few weeks introducing you to each category before the winners are announced on 17 September.  Galaxies Providing endless awe and wonder about our Universe, the images…

Meet the judges: Will Gater

Ahead of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners announcement on 17 September, we’re catching up with the competition judges. We talked to them about the competition and why they want to be involved.  Will Gater Will Gater is an astronomer, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of several…