Friday, 19 September 2014

Sounds of the Cosmos

So much going on at the moment!!  Happening for the next 10 days is Festival of the Mind  -  an extraordinary celebration of research here at the University presented in partnership with professionals from Sheffield creative, cultural and media industries.  The Spiegel tent is again on Barkers Pool, with a fantastic programme of events - the full listing is here

Last night I was privileged to be at The Sounds of The Cosmos. A collaborative event betwwen a number of different departments. The Department of Music organised the concert of Gustav' Holst's The Planets by the Sheffield Rep Orchestra, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy provided talk on the cosmos which interspesed the movements. Outstanding graphics and images produced by Human Studio were shown on 8 screens around the room.  We provided all of the technical and operational support which included installing all of the screens and projection gear, and filming the event. An inspirational event, and great team work. Unfortunately the only picture I've got was taken on my phone and isn't great quality, but gives you an idea of what it was like. It also demonstrated what a great venue we have in the Octagon Centre, and we should use it more for events like this.

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