Forensic Astronomers
06-11-2014 CAB IN THE MEDIA (BLOGS madri + d)

In art, literature or, in general, in multiple historical records you can find references to astronomical events, both explicitly and subtly. They are of great interest because they allow to give exact dates (as it is the case of eclipses sighted during some battle in Antiquity), but they also provide the vision of those societies of different types of events. Normally to interpret them you need an astronomer, or at least some degree of knowledge of astronomy. The process is almost a forensic dissection, which examines & nbsp; the seemingly minimal details to extract a global vision.

"Catastrophe Ultraviolet" presents us with " Sidereus ", an interesting podcast about forensic astronomers. According to the introduction of its website: "The work of a" forensic astronomer "consists of investigating the skies that appear in the works of art and identifying the stars that appear. Would you like to visit the Prado Museum to see it with the eyes of an astronomer?

Yes, it's about looking at a painting or reading a poem from another perspective, seeing other faces of reality . An interesting program in which I had the pleasure of collaborating telling the story of Cervantes and the name of Jupiter's satellites. I encourage you to listen.

 

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