Giant Leaps: How Oor Big Braw Cosmos Is Revealed

Professor John C Brown & Rab Wilson

County Buildings
Sat 9 Mar
£0.00 to £7.00

How we study and understand the cosmos continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Marking the bicentenary of the birth of the father of mountain-top observing, Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland Professor John C Brown brilliantly explains some major advances in astronomy and cosmology. He is joined by poet Rab Wilson, Scriever in Residence at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Their talk will be accompanied by images and poems from their forthcoming book, Oor Big Braw Cosmos.


John Campbell Brown OBE FRSE is an astronomer, former Regius Professor, now Emeritus at University of Glasgow, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, and is an honorary professor at both University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen. He is also an accomplished amateur magician.


Rab Wilson is a Scottish poet who writes mainly in the Scots language. His works include a Scots translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and the poetry books Accent o the Mind, Life Sentence, and A Map for the Blind.

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