Event details


Date and time

  • Friday, 7 April, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Event type

  • Performance

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration essential
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Heavenly Harmonies: The Poetry and Music of Space

You are invited to an evening of sublime poetry, music, and a glass of space bubbles to launch the Humanities and Creative Arts node of the UWA International Space Centre.

Professor Yasmin Haskell (Classics and Ancient History) will present a faster-than-the speed-of light illustrated lecture on ‘The Poetry of Space from Hesiod’s anvil (8thC BCE) to the immolation of Giordano Bruno (1600).’

Members of the Humanities and Creative Arts node will read a selection of Renaissance, contemporary and original space poetry accompanied by images from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy.

Associate Professor Suzanne Wijsman will introduce Musica universalis, the Music of the Spheres, and students from the Conservatorium of Music will play selections of space music from baroque to modern.


In response to the federal government’s investment in the civil space sector, UWA formed the International Space Centre in 2021, which unites over 150 UWA researchers across 24 nodes of specialty. These include laser communications and timing, psychology, planning and governance frameworks, plant biology, earth sciences, design and construction, oceanography, energy, propulsion and combustion, medicine and physiology, food, humanities and creative arts.

By converting these specialties to Nodes, UWA research aligns directly into the primary areas that align with the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC priority areas.

Campus Partners: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA International Space Centre, School of Humanities, UWA Conservatorium of Music


Image: Composite image including ASKAP telescopes, CSIRO


Please note:

Due to WA State Government Covid-19 safety regulations, upon entry you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of your medical exemption.

Registration is essential and will be checked on arrival. The University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors to our campus and as always, will comply with all public health advice of the State Government.