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Heavenly Knowledge: An Astrophysicist Seeks Wisdom in the Stars
Synopses & Reviews
You are about to take a thrilling, emotional and empowering journey extending from the farthest reaches of space to the innermost secrets of the soul. Your teacher and guide on this very personal expedition is Dr. Fiorella Terenzi-internationally reknowned as both an astrophysicist and as a recording artist, leader of a new movement blending science and art, knowledge and emotion.
Dr. Terenzi makes unique connections between the way we live our daily lives and the vast universe that surrounds us. Through her telescope, she brings to life a sensual universe where comets roar through space spreading life like the process of human reproduction; the hidden galactic core becomes metaphor for self knowledge; dying stars act out great truths of being, nothingness, and rebirth. To contemplate the cosmos is an awe-inspiring experience, but the greater significance of the celestial order is found not through the eyes, but through the heart. With joyful and contagious excitement, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi imparts a kind of heavenly knowledge that will remain with you whenever you look up at the night sky.
About the Author
DR. FIORELLA TERENZI has a doctorate in physics from the University of Milan, with specialization in astrophysics. She has studied opera and composition and taught math and physics.
At the Computer Audio Research Laboratory, University of California San Diego, she developed techniques to convert radio waves from galaxies into sound-released on her CD, Music From the Galaxies (Island Records). Her CD-ROM, Invisible Universe (Voyager), combined astronomy and music to present the universe beyond sight and won the Significant Achievement Award for "Most Creative Application of Multimedia in Higher and Adult Education."
In lectures and performances on television and at planetariums in the U.S., Europe and Japan, Dr. Terenzi has combined science and art to awaken people to the universe around them. She is the first astrophysicist/recording artist member of both the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the American Astronomical Society. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.
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