21 Oct 2009

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley: 1972-1973

From The Stars are Comforting, 7:00 pm on 21 October 2009

Three months post in Pasadena, back to Dallas, Pasadena again, home to NZ for Christmas, new position in Maryland.

“I’m working very hard and enormously enjoying being surrounded by eminent astronomers and astrophysicists. This is a very prestigious place, of course, owing to the two hundred inch and one hundred inch telescopes. Lunch times are very fruitful. The astronomy department has a big table at the faculty club, where the food is excellent and inexpensive, but overlooked in the conversations. I’ll be going back to Dallas with enough ideas to last for years, not to mention many good new friends.”

Our great galactic neighbour Andromeda brims with young and old stars. www.nasaimages.org

Music details

SOUSA The Grid Iron Club NAXOS 8559132

DVORAK Violin Concerto Op 53 EMI CDC 749858

COPLAND Letter from Home NAXOS 8.559240

BENNETT/WELCH Summer Holiday COLUMBIA 508463

LILBURN Aotearoa Overture NAXOS 8.557697

DUPARC Aux étoiles EMI CDC 555385

DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G HYPERION CDA 67114