9 Sep 2009

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley: 1964-1966

From The Stars are Comforting, 7:00 pm on 9 September 2009

Commuting between Dallas and Austin, Ph.D and baby

“I don’t believe I have told you what my thesis is going to be about yet. Really I will be studying a whole lot of different theories of cosmology, to see which one is best able to explain the observations made with optical and radio telescopes on different galaxies … An answer would have a lot of information about the past and future of the universe. Already it looks like a very interesting subject, because there are serious difficulties in trying to make any of the theories fit!”

NGC 3125 A starburst galaxy

NGC 3125 A starburst galaxy Photo: NASA, Public Domain

Music Details:

BACH Partita BWV1004, Allemande Cedille (CDR 9000078)

LALO Cello Concerto,2nd mvt (EMI 573503)

PRAETORIUS arr Harris Lo How a rose (SONY SK 48235)

DE SABATA The Night of Plato (HYPERION CDA 67209)

JARRE Prelude & Lara’s theme, Dr Zhivago (CBS MK 42307)

COPLAND Billy the Kid, Prairie night (DORIAN DOR 90170)

HAYDN String Quartet Op 33 No 4, 4th mvt (AUVIDIS ASTREE E 8570)

SATIE Parade, Part 1 excerpt (EMI CDC 749471)

MOZART Flute Concerto, 3rd mvt (BRILLIANT CLASSICS VOL 2)

BACH Violin sonata BWV1001, 4th mvt (Cedille CDR 9000078)

Get the new RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to The Stars are Comforting

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)