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Friday, May 4 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
The Astronomy of Middle-earth: Astronomical Motifs and Motivations in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien

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One of my continuing areas of research is the numerous astronomical motifs and motivations in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the application of these concepts to the teaching of science.

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Dr. Kristine Larsen

Kristine is Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of science and society, including the history of women in science, and science and popular culture.In particular, her work focuses on depictions of science and scientists in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm
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