Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry- WATER: WHERE SCIENCE AND ART MEET & MIRROR-MAKING & LOOKING BEYOND THE SKY: A DIALOGUE

Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry- WATER: WHERE SCIENCE AND ART MEET & MIRROR-MAKING & LOOKING BEYOND THE SKY: A DIALOGUE

Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. Don’t forget to add confluencenter@email.arizona.edu to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox!

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Center for Creative Photography Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

The Center for Creative Photography and the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry will explore the issues surrounding water and sustainability in the desert with a panel discussion titled Water: Where Science and Art Meet. The focal point of the discussion will be the Confluencenter’s highly acclaimed book Ground|Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River and photographs from CCP’s Water in the West archive collection. Confluencenter director, Dr. Javier Duran, will moderate the panel which will include Ellen McMahon, one of the editors of the Ground|Water book and a professor of art at the UA; Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at CCP and the Phoenix Art Museum; Dr. Gregg Garfin, deputy director for Science Translation and Outreach at the Institute of the Environment; and Edgar Cardenas, doctoral candidate at the ASU School of Sustainability.

Also be sure to join us Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:00p.m. in Antigone Books for an in-depth discussion about the book, featuring Ellen McMahon who will provide an overview of the project that led to the book, and three of the contributors: Allison Dushane, Gregg Garfin, and Ander Monson, who will read from their essays

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress
Free and Open to the Public
Please note that only this Show & Tell
is on the third Wednesday

Distinguished Professor of Astronomy Chris Impey takes us on a tour of mirror-making and the quest to capture light from remote regions of time and space. The largest mirrors in the world are created under the football stadium at the University of Arizona, and we use them to see things billions of times fainter than the human eye. Big telescopes are time machines, taking us close to the big bang, and a time when the universe was hot and dense and no stars or galaxies had yet formed. Join us for a multimedia tour of frontier technology and the limits of cosmic vision.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
UA BookStore Lower Level
Free and Open to the Public

LOOKING BEYOND THE SKY: A DIALOGUE
Music and astronomical imagery combine in this examination of man’s eternal fascination with the skies above us. Which composer wrote about a trip to the moon in 1777 and of what one might see through a telescope? Who immortalized in music the three stars in Orion’s Belt? Dr. Richard Powell, Emeritus Vice President for Research and Professor of Optical Scien­ces, presents his magnificent astronomical photos, as Drs. Powell and Fan ponder the wonder and inspiration that is part of looking up into the night.

As part of the Confluencenter I-19 Series, LOOKING BEYOND THE SKY will also be presented Wednesday,
Sept. 25, at 1:00 p.m. at Green Valley Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

Please be sure to check out our 2012-2013 Annual Report and learn about all our accomplishments!

Confluencenter events are free and open to the public.

Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry | 1133 E. Helen Street | Tucson | AZ | 85719

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