Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Planet Narnia meets Galileo’s World

Over the last couple of years I’ve given countless presentations on the Galileo’s World exhibition, and I’ve enjoyed them all. Tonight I’m giving an informal talk that’s a bit different from the others, which I’m really looking forward to, on … Continue reading

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Desolation

“I see fire” lyrics Ed Sheeran wrote and performed this song on the very day he first saw the second installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Read the story on Jackson’s Facebook page, where Jackson explains: “This is his direct … Continue reading

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Arwen’s vigil

Susanna now has her own YouTube channel! Her first movie is “Arwen’s vigil,” a Lord of the Rings fan video. Watch it and see if you agree with me that it offers a very moving account of Arwen’s story: The … Continue reading

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Dueling Spocks

Now I want an Audi. —–

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Under the Starry Skies of J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Frost

Update: I’ve revised and expanded this presentation and post a bit in preparation for two talks tomorrow (3/5/13) at Norman North High School. Should be fun! —– Tonight I’m giving an informal presentation at the OKC Astronomy Club on the … Continue reading

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I NÚMENNA, discovered by Rachel Folmar

Previous posts: | Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars | Middle Earth astronomy | One evening years ago, near bedtime, Candace and I were surprised when Rachel came down from her room where she had been hard at work on … Continue reading

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Middle Earth astronomy, by Rachel Folmar

Previous post: | Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars |This post: | Commentary | Summary | Resources | Note || Next post: Into the West | Read the full, uninterrupted text of the poem in the previous post. Commentary follows … Continue reading

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